Pep Guardiola has praised Sergio Aguero not only for his performance in the 2-0 win over Chelsea today, which saw Kun bag his 200th and 201st goals for Manchester City, but the condition he returned from his holidays in.
Aguero has been known to report to pre-season training in less than optimal condition, but Guardiola said the Argentine hero was sharp from the off, leading to a stellar performance at Wembley.
“We were really impressed when he arrived,” Guardiola told the media at Wembley. “Sergio always has a little bit with his physicality… maybe he needs a little bit more time to take his physical condition. But he arrived so sharp, so good.”
Ramon Cugat, the renowned doctor who has seen to many injured sports stars, has become something of a cult figure on social media for his work on getting City crocks back as quickly as possible. And Guardiola paid homage to the Barcelona-based knee surgery expert, suggesting his work may make Sergio deadlier than ever.
“I think at the end of last season, the knee operation. He suffered the previous years with a little bit of a problem and Ramon Cugat the best doctor in the world made the perfect surgery and now he feels free.
“I think it’s good news for us for the season. He scored two goals, produced chances, he could have scored three or four or five. That is good. Him with Gabriel (Jesus), we have, in that position, good options.”
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