Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has vented his frustration at being rested by Manuel Pellegrini. Meanwhile, the Chilean has talked up his star striker Sergio Aguero in a press interview.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is unhappy at being left out of Manchester City’s previous two games in favour of Willy Caballero. Caballeroi manned the sticks during the 7-0 drubbing of Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup and Saturday’s 4-2 win over Hull City at the KC stadium.
The English net minder, who will be reinstated in the starting line up for Tuesday’s Champions League tie with Roma at the Etihad, fails to see the upside of Manuel Pellegrini’s rotation policy. Seated next to his boss at a press conference Hart was candid regarding his displeasure at being left out.
“I want to play every game, that’s my nature, my professionalism. I’m not the manager, he makes the decisions. I think he knows I want to play. When I return from football I’ll see the positives but at the moment I don’t.”
Hart, unlike other front-line City players Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, David Silva and Sergio Agüero, has not yet agreed a new contract and this has led to speculation that he may nearing the exit door. The Citizens’ boss however was quick to dismiss such a suggestion indicating that a deal would be reached but it wasn’t an urgent matter.
“Me and Joe know what [will] happen. It is important but not the most important thing now.”
When pressed for a comment Hart concurred with his manager.
Pellegrini has also been talking to the press about his star striker Sergio Aguero, insisting that the Argentine has all the qualities needed to wrestle the Ballon d’Or award from the clutches of La Liga duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who have monopolised it for the past six years. Speaking to UEFA’s Champions magazine the Citizens’ boss said:
“Aguero is among the best players in the world. Now it is up to him to make it and fight for the Ballon d’Or as the best player, because he has all the qualities you can ask of a football player. He is technically very strong, he is fast and he has a lot of power. He is very intelligent, able to play in his position in between midfield and attack.”
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.
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