Manchester City centre back John Stones is praising teammate Sergio Aguero, saying that the striker should be winning some individual awards.
Aguero, 28, has scored nine goals in five games in all competitions for City this season, including a hat-trick against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday. Stones believe Aguero is due for some individual prizes, as the Argentine international has never won the PFA Play of the Year Award or been feature in the PFA Team of the Year.
“He’s one of those players who comes in, gets on with his work and with his own life,” Stones said. “The awards will come to him. There are a lot of top players out there and he’s definitely up there.
“If he keeps playing like he is then I’m sure there’s no reason why he can’t be nominated and going for these.”
Aguero has scored 105 Premier League goals in 153 appearances since joining the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
“His goalscoring record is a joke,” Stones said. “It’s not just that – his link-up play, movement, these things go unrecognised because of his goalscoring but he’s an all-round player for his size.
“He can head a ball. He’s the full package and it’s great for me to play alongside him day in, day out.”
Aguero is currently serving a three-game ban for elbowing West Ham United defender Winston Reid, and will not be on the pitch as City takes on Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.