Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has explained that he totally understands star-striker, Sergio Aguero’s frustrations seeing that his playing time has significantly reduced.
As he labelled the former Atletico Madrid striker a Legend, Aguero showcased his individual brilliance on Saturday to help City past Bournemouth by 4-0 to get their 17th successive Premier League win.
The Argentine got his first goal of the game just before the half-hour mark with a slouching header, before doubling the Citizens’ lead in the second half. In-form England forward, Raheem Sterling and summer signing from Real Madrid, Danilo were also on the scoresheet.
His stellar performance will do well to remind Pep Guardiola of what he could lose if the City record highest goal scorer decides to leave as there are reports of his growing frustration with his limited opportunity.
Guardiola, however, applauded Aguero’s display, before confirming that he understands Aguero, as well as some other players, might be annoyed.
“He is a special player, there’s no doubt about that,” Guardiola is quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
“He’s a legend and I am so happy when he plays good and he is scoring goals.
“I was a football player. I understand the players in that when they are substituted and don’t play, they are sad and upset.
“I understand our job is to try and search to find a weakness, but I try to have the best relationship with my players as possible.
“Sometimes, I think Gabriel Jesus deserves to play – and Bernardo Silva and Eliaquim Mangala. The important thing is that they have respect for each other.
“If they are not happy with me, that is not a problem, but they have an amazing relationship between them. The locker room is a dream and to play with them and train with them.
“I have a lot of respect for Sergio Aguero and all he has done, what he does and what he will do in the future.
“He will decide everything about his future and his life. I am so happy to have him here with Gabriel Jesus and the squad.”