Despite currently being in recovery from a recent knee surgery, Guardiola maintains that Sergio Aguero will be fit to play in this summer’s World Cup.
Manchester City’s title-winning season could not have gone much better on a domestic level, all things considered. Ahead of their great rivals Manchester United by a comfortable margin of 16 points with three games left to play, City stormed their way through what was a dominant period since the season’s start back in August.
Losing out on just two occasions, manager Pep Guardiola’s side has been commended consistently all year despite their lack of success in the Champions League. One of the key men responsible for their successes has been their striker Sergio Aguero, who has bagged 30 goals from 39 appearances in all competitions so far in this campaign.
With him currently recovering from knee surgery, fans have been wondering whether or not they’d be seeing him in action at this summer’s World Cup finals.
Taking to the official website for the club, Guardiola had this to say on the Argentine’s prospects of playing in the World Cup.
“The main target for the players is the World Cup because the Premier League is done. But the best way to arrive at World Cup is to play good in these three games. I have had information from [Dr Ramon] Cugat that he [Aguero] will arrive okay [at the World Cup].
“We ask our fans to come, enjoy the 90 minutes and for a lot of us it will be the first time we have done this. There are 20 players and a lot of staff who have never won the Premier League – so we are going to enjoy it.”
With the tournament set to kick off on June 14, at least there is little doubt over us seeing one of the game’s biggest stars and most lethal finishers playing for a side – in Argentina – who will be well amongst the favourites to win it out.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena