Guardiola on Messi, the words of discord

Sergio Agüero at the same level as Lionel Messi? This is the subject of debate. Yet this is the opinion of Pep Guardiola.

Asked to compare the impact of Sergio Agüero to that of other football legends, Pep Guardiola believes that “El Kun” has done as much as Diego Maradona in Naples or Leo Messi in Barcelona. Words that can upset fans of La Pulga, especially coming from the manager of Manchester City, former mentor of the striker in Barcelona.

“Sergio’s numbers speak for themselves”

The City coach believes Agüero’s Sky Blues record with 257 goals (a record for the English club) make him a legend and may allow him to be compared to his most illustrious compatriots. “Maradona conquered Italy, Messi did it in Spain and Agüero did it in England, his numbers speak for themselves,” Guardiola said at a press conference. “When you have that inner fire, playing with that anger, his incredible talent comes out and he can win games on his own.” Very strong words, while “El Kun” will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, at the end of his contract, after ten years of good and loyal service.

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