‘We never doubted Aguero’ says Fernandinho
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists that he and his teammates never dounted Sergio Aguero, after the Argentine striker’s performance and goals against AS Monaco in the Champions League this week.
City won an enthralling tie 5-3 at the Etihad Arena, with Aguero at centre stage. A few weeks ago, he lost his place to teenage sensation Gabriel Jesus, however an injury to the young Brazilian has seen Aguero reinstated in recent matches- to great effect.
Fernandinho says that Aguero’s form has surprised nobody at the club, “Aguero is very important for us,” he said. “His history at this club speaks for itself. With the arrival of Gabriel Jesus and with him scoring goals and providing assists, Aguero ended up on the bench for few games but no one ever had doubts about Aguero’s qualities.
“Today he showed it - not only by scoring goals, but also the way he played. Recovering balls, running, pressing, helping the team. For a team that wants to reach the Champions League final, which is our aim, we need that spirit, no matter who is playing, we need to do that.
“This year we are showing that on our games and Aguero more than anyone else embraced that idea, so we are very happy about it.”