Gabriel Jesus has revealed Guardiola’s decision to opt for Mahrez to take the penalty kick left him sad.
Man City won a penalty against Liverpool in the 86th minute, however, Guardiola stopped the Brazilian from taking the set piece, opting for former Leicester star, Riyad Mahrez.
Mahrez fires his shot over the bar and Jesus is disappointed he was looked over for the opportunity.
Guardiola apologised to Jesus afterwards and the 21-year-old Brazil international insisted he felt confident to take the penalty.
“Obviously I’m not that happy,” he told reporters. “As Riyad, I’ve been practicing [penalties].
“I would like to have taken it. I was confident, so I was not happy that they did not allow me. However, it was important that we didn’t lose. Pep spoke with me.
“This is part of football, sometimes these things happen. I will support Riyad if the manager chooses him again.”