AGUERO TALKS BARCELONA TRIUMPH
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has talked about the triumph over Barcelona at the Etihad this Tuesday.
Both sides meet in one of the group games in the Champions League and the Sky Blues got their revenge after losing to the Catalan side two weeks ago. Aguero disclosed what City did differently, how he felt when he was left out of the encounter a fortnight ago, and about the bust-up involving his friend and compatriot Lionel Messi in the tunnel after the game.
“They’re a difficult team, obviously. If you give them the time and the space to think, they will beat you. You always have to respect Barca and any team would respect that, but we had to pretend that it wasn’t Barca and try to play how we know, and win, which was the most important thing,” Aguero disclosed.
“I’ve experienced many different important nights, and this was another one that not only me but the whole team enjoyed. We also could feel the support from the fans and that was important for our confidence. It was a nice game for the memories,” the Argentine added.
Barcelona had embarrassed Man City at the Nou Camp, defeating them 4-0, but City revenged 3-1 at the Etihad. Messi scored the opener, but Ilkay Gundogan double strikes in both the first half and second, and a free kick from Kevin De Bruyne sealed the victory.
Messi exchanged words with the City team in the tunnel after the game, after having spoken to the referee angrily during the recess. UEFA have confirmed that since the incidences were not recorded in the match report, Messi would not be charged. Aguero played the role of the peacemaker but revealed that Messi was “not very happy” with the loss and did not want to talk about it.
On being left out at the Nou Camp, Aguero said he respected the manager’s decision, calling it “a tactical thing.”