Leicester City Players Prevented Riyad Mehrez From Taking A Penalty Kick

date 2017/09/12 views 1085 comments 0

icon-writer Ali Bahlouli / English version: Dalila Henache

The match was held last Saturday, within the framework of the fourth round of the English Championship.

Leicester City's caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said his players made the decision to free Riyad Mehrez from taking a penalty kick and chose their teammate, Jamie Vardy, to take the job, although the Algerian international was in first place on the penalty shooters' list.

In the statements that were published by the British press on Monday, the coach of the foxes team said he did not mind the intervention of his players and their decision to do so, asserting that this will not diminish his authority as a caretaker manager.

Riyad Mehrez took 14 penalty kicks since joining Leicester City in the winter of 2014, and wasted 5 kicks.

He is having a difficult psychological period after failing to move to a new team in the summer transfer market in 2017, as this was clearly reflected in wasting a penalty kick during the match of the Algerian national team against the Zambian team at Constantine Stadium last Tuesday, therefore, Leicester City players' decision to choose Jamie Vardy to shoot the penalty kick against Chelsea was good, as the English striker scored a goal against the Belgian goalkeeper, Typo Courtois.

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