Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero needs time to rediscover his best form after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, coach Pep Guardiola said.
According to Guardiola, the Argentine will also have to fight for his spot in the squad as Aguero, who is Man City’s record scorer with 256 goals, remains a key player of the team.
A combination of injuries and Covid-19 have restricted Aguero to 11 appearances in all competitions this season.
The 32-year-old made his first start in four months in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League win over West Ham United, which marked Man City’s 20th straight victory in all competitions.
“He knows it from day one, the guys who play deserve to play. It’s not just for Sergio – it’s for everyone. I try to make fair decisions,” said Guardiola.
“Sergio is so important for us. He has special talents and special quality.
“There will be games that are tight and difficult and we need a goal – who is the best guy in these terms? Him.
“But he is coming back after a year and needs time.”
Guardiola’s men are top of the table with 62 points after 26 games, 12 points above rivals Manchester United.
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By FARPost Reporter