Manchester City’s record-breaking forward, Sergio Aguero will “die scoring goals.” Says his boss Pep Guardiola.
The Argentine striker, scored a hat-trick to become the highest overseas goal scorer in the Premier League history.
The 31-year-old moved past Thierry Henry and joined Frank Lampard on 177 goals scored in England’s top flight.
“He is a legend.” Added Guardiola. “It was an honor to be here on the day he achieved the record.”
Aguero scored City’s third, fifth and sixth goals. He also assisted Riyad Mahrez for the opener as his side demolished Aston Villa to move above Leicester into second in the table.
Aguero’s contract ends in 2021. But Guardiola has not given up hope that the striker will sign a new deal.
‘it depends on him. It is his decision.” Said Guardiola.
“This kind of player, they are not many in the incredible history of English football. He helps to make the Premier League better.”
Guardiola describes Aguero as the second-best striker in the world behind his fellow Argentine, Lionel Messi who the Spaniard managed in Barcelona.
Movement is part of what makes Aguero special
Everything about Aguero is world-class. His movement when City are attacking is just incredible. His game not only about running off defenders but also getting deeper to get the ball too.
Either way, he manages to find space when there should not be any there.
Then about his finishing. If the ball drops to him in front of the goal, then he would score every single time.
Aguero acts so calmly when he gets the chance. But also, because of the way he strikes the ball so cleanly with all that together, you have a deadly finisher. It all comes out naturally to him.
Several strikers see their goals dry up as they get older. But this is not the case to Aguero. He is 31 and has sustained his minutes-per-goal ratio for several seasons.
Aguero is more of a finisher. The work ethic you see from him is what pep has installed in him. That is why he has taken his game to the next level.