Wilfried Bony admits disappointment at Man City penalty snub
Wilfried Bony has admitted he was left disappointed when he was snubbed to take a penalty in the narrow weekend win over Norwich.
The Ivory Coast international, whose £25m arrival from Swansea City last January has so far proven to be a massive anti-climax, had the chance to get on the scoresheet and boost his flagging confidence when they were handed a late spot kick.
But defender Aleksander Kolarov instead stepped up to take it – before missing, raising questions why Bony was overlooked.
Bony has managed three goals in his last five appearances but has looked well short of his best with fans even jeering him against Norwich and previously Manchester United.
The striker has suffered a number of injury problems since his move to the club which he admits has knocked his confidence.
With Sergio Aguero out injured he has been getting a run in the side but his shooting has come under fire.
But Bony thinks things will come good for him but admitted his confidence was not helped by the penalty snub.
“I’m getting a good run in the team now and it’s going okay,” the Star quoted him as saying.
“It’s important for me to get goals, but the more important thing is to win so if others are getting them that’s okay.”
Referring to the penalty, he added: “To get the penalty at the end would have been good for my confidence. I’m trying everything to score goals, but they did not go in for me on Saturday.
“I hope soon they will. It would be great to get one in the Champions League.”