Manchester City boss Pep GUARDIOLA has casted a doubt over Sergio AGUERO’s fitness for the World Cup.
The former Independiente man’s fitness has been an issue more often than not for his country in recent years. And now, with what is likely the last World Cup of Sergio AGUERO’s career, he might not be fully fit. AGUERO returned after being out for more than a month when he came on as a substitute in the Manchester derby and while he did also play a few days later in the Champions League, it might be a while until we see Kun back in action this season.
It appears as though Ashley YOUNG’s challenge on Sergio has hindered his recovery. Here’s what GUARDIOLA had to say:
“He’s not ready. I don’t know [how long he will be out]. We cannot forget he was one month injured, he made a huge effort because after the action from Ashley YOUNG against United. With the problem with the knee he could not train, he played the last 20 minutes [against Liverpool] and after the game he said, ‘I cannot run, I have a lot of pain, I cannot run’. I don’t know about Swansea [on Sunday week] if he’ll be ready but hopefully for the last games if we need him and especially for the World Cup.”
As we reported on Friday, Argentina National Team coach Jorge SAMPAOLI is banking on Manchester City’s all time top scorer with him to Russia. But with a not fully fit AGUERO and a Gonzalo HIGUAIN who has not had the best of matches lately for his country, will SAMPAOLI change his mind on his starting striker?