Riyad Mahrez insists his penalty miss against Liverpool will not damage his confidence.
Riyad Mahrez fired over from the spot five minutes from time as the champions played out a goalless draw in their much-hyped clash with their title rivals at Anfield on Sunday.
The former Leicester forward was entrusted with penalty-taking duties by manager Pep Guardiola – to the frustration of striker Gabriel Jesus – as regular choice Sergio Aguero had been substituted.
The was the fifth spot-kick the Algeria international has missed from his last eight attempts.
“It’s football, it’s life,” said Mahrez, who was making just his third Premier League start since his £60million summer switch to City.
“It won’t affect me at all. Everyone misses penalties, even big, big players. Of course I wanted to score to help the team to win.”
He said: “It is part of football, you have to go forward and stay strong. Sometimes you score, sometimes you miss. But the most important thing is the performance was very good.”
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