Following the club’s cruel last minute defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday evening, the last thing Manchester City supporters wanted to hear was negative comments from the Blues’ star striker. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what has happened, with Sergio Aguero rubbing more salt into the wounds after claiming he had “no choice” to join City after Real Madrid decided to not pursue him.
Aguero joined City in a deal worth £38m last summer and enjoyed a superb debut campaign in English football, managing twenty three goals as the Blues won their historic title. However, he has been out of action for much of this season after sustaining a knee injury in the opening game against Southampton. The injury meant that he was not given a starting place in Tuesday’s game against Real Madrid, as he was instead named amongst the substitutes.
Prior to his arrival at the Etihad Stadium, there were several rumours that suggested that Aguero could be bound for the Bernabeu. As reporters quizzed him about this after the Champions League clash, Aguero revealed in no uncertain terms that Madrid was his preferred destination. He said, “If Madrid had wanted me, I would be playing here. I had no choice but to sign with Manchester City.”
However, it appears as though the striker was hit with some realisation about what he had said, after quickly posting a more comforting update on his Twitter account following the comments. He wrote, “Just to make it clear – I’m very happy to be in @MCFC. It’s the best decision I could have taken. I feel comfortable and appreciated in @MCFC – it’s a project I feel involved in. We want more titles and we’ll get them!”
Following the loss, it remains to be seen what team Roberto Mancini will opt to start with for Sunday’s game against Arsenal. While Aguero is now fit enough to be selected, the fact that Edin Dzeko came off the bench to grab a goal will have done his selection chances no harm whatsoever.