Sergio Aguero’s phenomenal goalscoring exploits for Manchester City make him one of the best in world football but Lionel Messi is better according to Pep Guardiola.
Aguero fired a hat-trick in City’s 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa on Sunday, replacing Thierry Henry as the most prolific overseas player in Premier League history.
“The best is Messi,” he smiled, before a follow-up enquiry pondered whether Aguero was the finest out-and-out striker he had handled in his decorated career.
Guardiola added: “Messi is [the best] number nine, number 10, number 11, number seven, number six, number five, number four…
“But Sergio, [among] the rest, he is certainly one of them. I said many times, he will die scoring goals. It is his talent.”