Sergio AGUERO spoke with ESPN about a number of topics from him not being called-up to the Argentina national team to Manchester City and much more.
When Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI announced his squad for this month’s matches, one of the names which was not on there was that of Sergio AGUERO. The Manchester City striker has been in great form since the start of the season but has not been part of the Argentina setup since the FIFA World Cup.
Talking with ESPN, the Argentine had this to say about his relationship with current coach Lionel SCALONI:
“I spoke to him for the first time at the end of August and it was a good chat. I won’t give out details of what was said but we haven’t spoken since. There are things which were said (in the media) and I don’t know where they got them from. There was never a problem, just good things. My phone is always on.”
On not being called-up and the Copa America:
“I wasn’t called up the last few times but I am calm about it, I’m focused at my club. A lot is said in Argentina. Today, I’m not selected (for the Argentina national team) and I have to respect that. On my end, I’ll always be all in with the Argentina team.
“There’s a lot left until the Copa America. I’ll always try to do things well and you never know what can happen.”
Sergio AGUERO also spoke about Lionel MESSI:
“Leo is a symbol. I know very well that he loves the Argentina national team. I’ll always be there supporting him.”
On the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
“I was recovering from my knee to get to the World Cup as fast as possible. I had time to prepare… I’m calm because I know I tried my best for the Argentina national team. What happened, happened. One always wants to play but you have to respect the coach’s decision.”
On his relationship with Pep GUARDIOLA and the Premier League:
“We won the league Cup and we will try to go as far as we can in the other competitions.
“I’ve known Pep (GUARDIOLA) for some time and I know what he wants. We are good, strong. We’ve won complicated matches.
“The Premier League is not easy, it’s always decided until the very end. We won against Liverpool the match that we had to win. Now, it’s important for them to know that we’re here to give them a fight.”
On the UEFA Champions League:
“For the club and for me, it would be very nice to win a Champions League. We will try to get as close as we can.
“Weird things happened in the Champions League and we know that we have to get to the final.
“Madrid (the city) I love a lot, it’s a city where I started (his European career). It’s where Benjamin (his son) was born and we hope to get to to play the final at the Wanda stadium.”
On being a goal scorer:
“The more you obsess about scoring goals, the worse it is. The goals come when you least expect them. I feel comfortable where ever I play. I’ve always played a 4-4-2 or 4-4-3 and with Pep’s arrival, the system changed. Now, I am surrounded by four team mates and I feel calm.”