Sergio Agüero has enjoyed a successful career with Manchester City after arriving at the club from Atlético Madrid in 2011.
The striker, who is the Citizens’ all-time leading goal scorer, has won every domestic competition in England, while he and City are still waiting for their first success in the Champions League.
Spanish internet celebrity Ibai Llanos had a detailed chat with Pep Guardiola’s star, and the 32-year-old detailed his journey in football, including his exit from the La Liga side and his future at City.
Prior to joining the Premier League side, Agüero publicly expressed his desire to leave Los Rojiblancos. The attacker admits he isn’t happy with the manner in which he left Atlético.
“There were other offers then, but I was at the 2011 Copa América. I made the decision after the Copa and I had to return to Atlético to train and I had already said I wanted to go,” Marca quoted him as saying.
“But saying publicly that I wanted to leave the club was a mistake. The [Estadio Vicente] Calderón was incredible, a tremendous pitch.”
The Argentina international believes having Spanish speaking players at City made his adaptation easier in Manchester.
“Zabaleta and Tévez were at the club, he couldn’t even say hello in English and David Silva, even Balotelli, spoke Spanish. Balotelli was pure raw talent, but he was hot-headed and that sometimes in football makes you do things that you don’t think well,” Agüero explained.
Agüero has been playing under Guardiola since 2016 and he is of the belief the former Barcelona manager has changed the way football is played in England in recent years.
“He is very detailed. With him, I have improved a lot at the football level and many Premier League clubs have wanted to copy his style, starting to play from the back. He is very good,” the South American added.
Despite a contract expiring in the summer, Agüero’s immediate focus is to get back on the pitch as injuries have prevented him from featuring regularly this season.
“I finish contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. The first thing I want to do is play and at the end of the season we will see,” he concluded.