Sergio Aguero believes retaining the services of Pep Guardiola will be key to Manchester City’s continued domination in the Premier League.
The Argentine certainly knows what it’s like to play a part in final day drama, but 10 years on from that famous day against QPR, it was Ilkay Gundogan who had his own ‘Aguero moment’ for City against Aston Villa.
The Blues knew only a win on the final day would secure them the Premier League title without having to rely on Liverpool’s result against Wolves. After a horror 75 minutes, City were 2-0 down and felt their grip on the trophy loosening by the second.
However, Guardiola’s inspired substitutions made the difference, with Gundogan’s brace – either side of Rodri’s strike – completing a stunning five-minute turnaround inside a rocking Etihad Stadium. It was simply only comparable with the events that unfolded in 2012.
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The hero that day, Aguero, is now a Stake.com global ambassador and has been discussing a host of topics surrounding City and their incredible domination of the Premier League. The Argentine was quick to point out that the man at the helm is the reason for such consistency, and believes convincing him to stay for even longer will be ‘key’ to their continued success.
Aguero said: “It’d be ideal to give the project continuity and build upon the groundwork. City’s style is a trademark, and Pep has been key to making it happen.
“I think the team is making history. In the past 10 years, City has claimed six Premier League titles and that’s major. Things are coming together very well across many levels, and when that happens, success is closer to hand.”
Despite such a fierce rivalry with Jurgen Klopp’s side over the years, City have picked up the vast majority of domestic honours – particularly their dominance of the league title. Aguero believes City and Liverpool have forged one of the greatest rivalries in recent memory.
He continued: “With the last four years in mind, it’s clearly Manchester City and Liverpool is one of the great rivalries of our time. But context is important – many other teams had excellent campaigns. That’s the beauty of the Premier League – it’s highly competitive, which contributes to the spectacle.”
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