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Pep Guardiola was forced to apologise to Sergio Aguero after his comment in press conference

Patrick Rowe

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Pep Guardiola was forced to apologise to Sergio Aguero after his comment in press conference

Former Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has opened up on the time Pep Guardiola was forced to apologise after something he said in a press conference.

Aguero, 35, played for City from 2011 to 2021, where he went on to score a total of 184 goals across his 275 appearances for the club.

After parting ways with the team almost three years ago, Aguero made the switch to La Liga giants Barcelona. However, was forced to retire just months after joining after suffering a heart scare at the age of 33.

Despite his career being cut-short after being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia and having a pacemaker fitted, his time in the professional game was illustrious with his decade at City being his most successful stint at the highest level.

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During his time at the Etihad Stadium, the former Atletico Madrid man secured five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, six League Cups and three Community Shields.

Speaking to CLANK, Aguero reflected on the latter stages of his career at City, where he opened up on the time Guardiola was forced to apologise to the legendary Argentinian forward. He said: “In a match against Stoke I scored 2 goals and after in the press conference he said something like: 'I liked his goals, but I want him to work more for the team'. That's where the tension started a little.

"The next day I went to speak to him. I asked him why he hadn't told me and he apologised.

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Sergio Aguero and Pep Guardiola
Sergio Aguero and Pep Guardiola

"Game by game we tried to see how I could press. He made me do three different pressing runs that I wasn't used to. In my head I said: 'You’re taking my energy away to attack later'. I wanted to save myself so I could attack.

"So if the opponent built-up, I made the first press on the GK. The 2nd if the GK played with the defender, getting out to the defender, then the 3rd, if the defender played back to the GK or the other side, I had to sprint back to the middle."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Manchester City, Sergio Aguero, Pep Guardiola

Patrick Rowe
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