Guardiola marvels at Aguero consistency
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Sergio Aguero for his consistency after scoring a record-equalling 11th Premier League hat-trick in Manchester City's remarkable 6-0 win over Chelsea over the weekend.
City was rampant in the game with Aguero bagging a hattrick as Raheem Sterling (double) and Ilkay Gundogan bagged the other goals with Guardiola while speaking to the BBC hailing the consistency shown by the Argentine since his arrival at the club eight years ago.
"I have said many times, Sergio scores every single season a lot of goals. I admire this kind of players, the consistency. Young players come, but some stay for a long time, that is fantastic,” Guardiola said.
The hattrick meant Aguero went level with Alan Shearer for the most hat-tricks in the Premier League, also taking his top-flight goals tally for the season to 17.
It was also put to Guardiola that Aguero might have surprised the coach by how good he has been in recent years, but he dismissed such suggestions in another interview with Sky Sports.
"Aguero is a player that was always involved in what we want to do, he wants to help us with the structure of the team. Chelsea depends a lot on our pressing, but we have a lot of quality. Sometimes he is a little bit tired, but he is a special player," Guardiola added.
Next for Man City is a tie against Newport City in the FA Cup.