The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, has hailed the club’s striker, Sergio Aguero who is billed to leave the club at the end of the 2020-2021 season. The Portuguese manager described the Argentine football striker as an irreplaceable footballer.
Sergio Aguero has been the talk of the town since it was confirmed that Manchester City was ready to let him go when his contract expires in June 2021. The club said a statue of him would be constructed at the Etihad Stadium alongside that of the club’s former players, Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
Aguero has also confirmed on social media that he and Manchester City would end their professional relationship in June. The 32-year-old revealed that he would be opened to continue his football career elsewhere.
After it was confirmed that the player would soon leave the club, Pep Guardiola said the announcement has not affected the commitment of the player at the club.
“We have still two months ahead, and today I saw the training session how brilliant he was and his commitment,” said Guardiola.
“Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable, it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the number of titles…
“So it’s the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the hearts, in the minds of our fans, of our people, of the players that played alongside him and all the managers who worked with him.
“He’s a fantastic person, a human being, and I’m pretty sure if his mind is still aggressive like he is, he can extend his career longer and longer than maybe two or three or four or five years.”
Sergio Aguero has not been having a rosy season at Manchester City so far this season. He has managed to score just a goal in 8 Premier League appearances. He has scored two goals in 5 Champions League games this season.
Despite the poor run of form and how frequently he gets injured especially this season, coach Pep Guardiola believes that the Argentine striker who is the club’s all-time highest goalscorer can still score more goals before he leaves City.
“I think he still has interesting goals to score this season,” Guardiola said. “Unfortunately, he was out for one year. People won’t believe this because we have had success, but we missed him in some moments.
“We missed him for the special quality he has, it’s so difficult to find it, the sense of goal and the quality, when he’s sharp and especially when he’s angry and upset, he makes his energy in his legs and can get close to the box to make these runs for five/10 meters and can destroy the one, two or three opponents and then finish.
“We were so lucky, the guys who came after him – me as a manager for example. We took over the club and he was one of the guys like Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, many players helped this club make a step forward and of course he was one of them.
“He helped us find a club organization at a higher level. When he came here the club was in one level, and he helped to put the club at a higher level. And that’s why all the people are still here, and of course, the fans always will be grateful.
“Without them, what we achieved in the past four or five years would not be possible, that’s for sure.”