Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that he does not plan to leave the club until they win the Champions League. The Argentine has scored over 80 goals in all competitions for City since his arrival in 2011. He has also won two Premier League titles and a League Cup, but the only major club championship missing from his resume is a Champions League.
Aguero, who signed a new five-year contract in August, said: “Not only will I stay the four years to make it eight here in total, I’ll stay beyond that - until we win it.”
It is quite a bold statement from the Argentine considering City’s predicament in this season’s competition. After four games, the team have racked up just two points, and sit in last place behind Bayern Munich, AS Roma, and CSKA Moscow.
Manchester City’s bleak circumstances have resulted in Aguero taking an added responsibility to the fans for the team’s performance, stating: “I don’t think we need to just look at Wednesday’s performance, but the first three matches as well. None of the three games have been the real City. But despite all that, with the two that remain we could still put things right.”
“It’s easy for everyone to suddenly decide it’s the man at the helm who is to blame, but I would say in situations like this, when we haven’t played well as a group, we are all in it together,” Aguero continued.
Manchester City finally made it into the knockout stages of the Champions League last year - Aguero’s first time in that stage since joining the club. Although they were knocked out by Barcelona, it surely has given Aguero hope that he could one day win a Champions League for the blue side of Manchester. A player of his stature could definitely change the fortunes of a club like Manchester City and propel them to success not only in domestic football, but on the continental stage as well.