Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola finally breaks his silence on the club’s top goal scorer exit. With the Argentine contract at Etihad coming to an end in few coming months, Guardiola has heaped praise to his striker terming him as “irreplaceable”
Manchester City announced on Monday night that Aguero’s time with the club will end this summer. Aguero leaves a club he has played for in the past decade, with the club announcing it is not intending to offer him a new deal.
Pep has admitted how impossible it will be to match Aguero’s influence and love from the fans. His record in terms of goals scored at the club will see him enter into the clubs’ history records.
“Sergio is irreplaceable,” I could say in terms of numbers he could be replaceable but it’s not easy. When you see around 360 games and more than 250 goals, the amount of titles.
“He’s a legend, the best striker I ever had at this club… but he’s irreplaceable in the mind for our fans, to our people and to the players that played alongside him or the manager who worked with him.
“I still think he has interesting goals to score for us this season. Fortunately, he’s only been out for one season.
“We’ve had a lot of success but we’ve missed him in some moments.
“To have a special quality like this is so difficult to find – the sense of goal, the quality, he’s sharp.
“Especially when he’s sometimes angry and he’s upset he makes energy in his legs and is able to close to the box to make these runs for 5-10 metres…
“When I took over the club, he was one of the guys who helped. Not just him – we had Joe Hart, Pablo [Zabaleta], Vincent [Kompany] and David [Silva].
“Many, many players helped this team to take a step forward and of course he was one of them.
“When he came here the club was at one level and he helped put the club at a higher level and that’s why all the people and the fans are grateful.”