Manchester City’s all-time highest goalscorer Sergio Aguero has pleaded for more time over his persistent struggle with injuries that sidelined him before the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.
The 32 -year-old Argentine striker started suffering from a knee injury during the last part of the 2019-2020 season. The injury became so bad that he had to undergo surgery to treat the knee injury.
He came back briefly in the 2020-2021 season and went back again after making just two Premier League appearances without scoring nor making any assist. He also made four appearances in other competitions for Manchester City.
Happy to be back, happy for the W. My knee is feeling better and I'm gradually getting back into condition. My gratitude goes to the physios, the medical and technical staff, my team-mates and the fans for all your support 🤟🏽 #ManCity #UCL pic.twitter.com/dtuLIB3L0W— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) December 9, 2020
He made a surprise appearance in Manchester City’s league match against West Brom which was played on Tuesday, December 15. Coach Pep Guardiola introduced him into the match in the second half but couldn’t make the difference as the match ended 1-1.
Contrary to expectation, the Argentine football star was not spotted at Manchester City’s training on Saturday ahead of the club’s league match against Southampton later today, December 19, at 16:00.
In a pre-match press conference on Saturday, Sergio Aguero revealed that he is still struggling with a knee injury and needs time to get better.
“It’s difficult,” Aguero said. “Sometimes my knee is good, sometimes a little bit bad. I’m doing everything to help the physio and medical staff to improve.
“I need a little bit of time but I came back in the week, and I hope to be at my best. Now I need time, but it’s a long season.”
On the fact that Manchester City have been struggling in terms of scoring goals and sitting 9th on the league table after 12 league matches, Sergio Aguero urged for calm, adding that the club still believes that it can win the league title.
“We always believe that we can challenge for the title. In the Premier League, you win two games and then you’re near the top”, he said.
“We need to be calm, play the same way, because City always fights for the titles. Always.”
Since Sergio Aguero joined Manchester City from Atlético Madrid on July 28, 2011, for a transfer fee worth €40 million, he has scored a whopping 256 goals and provided 73 assists in 376 games in all competitions.
He has helped the club to win 4 Premier League titles, 5 EFL Cup, three FA Community Shield, and one FA Cup title. The major club title he has not been able to help Manchester City to win is the prestigious UEFA Champions League.