Sergio Aguero Needs To Knuckle Down At Man City

First off, let me say that I think Sergio Aguero handled himself well in the stewarding saga at Bournemouth yesterday. The forward was obviously showing concern for one of his club’s supporters, it was a human reaction.

The striker looked moody even before he entered the field yesterday. He looked extremely disappointed not to be starting the game. Now while I admire his passion to always be on the pitch, I think he has to get used to the rotation policy that Pep Guardiola is using at Manchester City.

Joe Hart was bombed out the club, his replacement Claudio Bravo seems to have been replaced himself this season. John Stones is constantly finding himself in and out of the team. It took three games before big money signing Bernardo Silva received his full City debut. Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling are constantly swapping places with each other in the starting eleven and club legend Yaya Toure hasn’t played a single minute for the team in the Premier League so far this term.

So Pep has been clear throughout the squad that players will be rested or used in different occasions when it suits the side.

The Spaniard clearly has a soft spot for Brazilian hitman Gabriel Jesus. The youngster, who bagged a goal in the win over Bournemouth, has scored eight goals in just thirteen Premier League appearances.

The twenty year old has started every game so far this term and many believe that’s an indicator that he’s Pep’s main attacking force.

He’s still young enough that Guardiola can mould him and have a striker in his own image of what a striker should be. Jesus is smart, fast and has a great instinct in front of goal.

But I don’t think that spells the immediate end of Aguero at the Etihad.

He started up-top as a two with Gabriel in the opening two games and in truth the partnership has looked a bit forced. Against Everton, the elder Aguero seemed to struggle to make an impact.

Sergio is the best striker the City fans have seen during the Premier League era. He has banged in 170 goals  in 255 games for the Citizens, and he’ll add more to that this season.

The Argentine just has to get used to the fact that he won’t play every game and not let that get him down. When he gets chances he’ll need to take them and for me he will as he possesses that predatory instinct.

Apart from Gabriel Jesus, there’s not many other competitors in line to start as Man City’s frontman. With a glut of games coming from the league, Champions League and League Cup I don’t doubt Sergio Aguero will get plenty of game time and will grab plenty of goals this term.

The press will insist that the twenty-nine year old is unhappy each and every time he doesn’t start but he can’t come across that way. He needs to just perform and help his side go for glory in every competition that they are in.

His twitter feed certainly seems to show his dedication towards the team:

If Sergio Aguero ends the campaign and feels that he hasn’t played in as many games as he’d like then I would expect him to show his discontent and talk about leaving. I seriously don’t see him making an issue of it during the season.

The papers will try and make it an issue!

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