Pep Guardiola defends Sergio Aguero after penalty omit vs Chelsea
Pep Guardiola has moved to defend Sergio Aguero after he overlooked a important penalty within the defeat to Chelsea.
Manchester Metropolis's Premier League title celebrations possess been placed on ice after a unhurried defeat to their fellow Champions League finalists, nonetheless it goes to possess been so powerful diversified.
Raheem Sterling put the Blues forward in direction of the cease of the first-half and moments later Aguero had the chance to assemble it two from the penalty pickle after Gabriel Jesus used to be fouled by Billy Gilmour within the box.
On the different hand, the Argentine squandered his chance in embarrassing trend. He tried a Panenka pickle-kick but Edouard Mendy simply caught the ball.
Second-half needs from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso saw Chelsea enjoy the sport but Guardiola refused to criticise Aguero for his mistake afterwards.
"It be his decision," he urged Sky Sports.
"The taker makes the decision. I repeatedly disclose him resolve one decision and resolve it totally convinced.
"He tried to procure it this implies. Nothing to add."
Guardiola used to be also adamant that Metropolis have to possess been awarded a penalty when the ratings had been quiet 1-1 after Sterling used to be upended by Kurt Zouma within the box.
"It used to be a tight game, but in most cases we performed in actuality staunch," he added. "We omit our chance in final minute of first half with the penalty.
"They are a top facet and we had been playing greater. We had been in an exact snarl but within the cease they safe.
"It’s a penalty. That’s all. It occurs, it’s soccer. We can attempt next time to safe our penalty. That's all I'm able to claim. I saw on the TV it used to be a penalty."