The Manchester City manager is confident that Sergio Aguero will have a big impact on his side’s second half of the season.
Pep Guardiola is confident Sergio Aguero will have a big impact on Manchester City’s campaign despite his Covid-19 infection and injuries from the first half of his season.
The forward has only made five appearances after recovering from knee surgery and sustaining a hamstring injury shortly after his first comeback. Currently, he is in self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus and this has forced him to miss four more matches.
But with half a season still to go, Guardiola insists the 32-year-old can make a big contribution – although he doesn’t know when the former Atletico Madrid player will be. available again.
“I am very optimistic. He will help us in the decisive moments, give us the goals and the difference we need. I am so confident that this will happen ”, the City manager said ahead of Tuesday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.
Aguero, who will be out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to announce a new deal, was due to make his return against Birmingham in the FA Cup on January 10. But since he’s been away for so long, Guardiola wants to be careful with him and doesn’t want to rush things.
“He needs to be at his best and the first steps for this quality to score a goal, but it depends on him”, he added. “At the end we’ll see him in training and on the pitch and it’s easy to see whether he’s fit or not. But I hope he can help us with the special quality he That is why he is one of the best strikers of all time – not just in England – all the time in football history. “
Aguero admitted to having trouble with coronavirus symptoms, but his coach assured that the attacker was starting to feel better. “When we texted him for the first three or four days he struggled he felt so tired, but today he texted the staff to let them know he was feeling a lot better. Now he has to test negative and stick to protocols and then start to come back here and move around and see how he feels day to day. I can’t tell you [quand il sera de retour], I don’t know how he will react the first few days when we start training. “