Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has denied suggestions that there is a rift between him and manager Pep Guardiola.
Aguero, 28, started the games against Everton and Barcelona on the bench, but has denied that it has caused a divide between him and Guardiola. The Argentine international said that he understood Guardiola’s decision to start him on the bench after he missed a penalty for Argentina against Paraguay.
“I never had problems with Guardiola, nor him with me. He always helped me and gave me advice,” Aguero said.
“After the game with Paraguay, I was emotionally very bad. Guardiola helped me a lot, he told me to try not to pay so much attention to what is said. He makes me focus on winning.”
He also addressed rumors that he would leave City and move back to La Liga and join Real Madrid
“For now I’m fine at Manchester City, and the day I leave it will be to return to Independiente,” Aguero said. How long has it been rumored about Real Madrid? I’m very happy at City and more so now with Pep.
“This month I’ve been thinking very positively. In the last few weeks my head has changed a lot.”
Aguero has scored 14 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions this season for City. With the national team, he has 33 goals in 79 caps. He also said that if he’s asked to take another penalty, he will step up.
“If I have to take it, I’m going to take it,” Aguero said. “Now Leo is with us. But if it’s my turn to do so, I will face it. If I didn’t do it out of fear, I’d be a coward.”