Kevin De Bruyne Defends Teammate For Missing A Golden Chance Against Liverpool. Kevin De Bruyne, has backed Riyad Mahrez after the Algerian’s late miss in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool.
Manchester City broke on the counter in what was essentially the final action of the game, with the game deadlocked at 2-2.
Mahrez cut in from the left flank, attempting to flick the ball over Allison. However, the winger’s effort went over the bar, denying City the chance to solidify their position at the top of the table.
“Riyad [Mahrez] chose to chip the keeper; if it goes in it’s a wonder goal but it didn’t happen. We played very well and had the upper hand. We didn’t win, it can happen but that’s the way we need to play going forward.”
"The way we played today was very good, we should have scored more."
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Alisson was a capable goalkeeper for Liverpool, and his stance in coming off his line to confront Mahrez may have caused the forward to overcomplicate the scenario.
In any case, the title battle is still on a knife’s edge, with City behind Liverpool by just a point with seven games remaining.
City dominated the game and failed to take advantage of numerous chances, with not only Mahrez but a number of other players failing to finish.
During Sunday’s game, Pep Guardiola’s team had eleven shots, but only five of them were on target. They were impressive in their match against the Reds, and a win would have put Liverpool’s title hopes in jeopardy.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side’s determination to mount a comeback on two occasions demonstrated the tenacious and resilient team they have become under the German.
Manchester City’s focus now shifts to Wednesday’s match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. They will face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals to see whether they can secure a place in the final.