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| On Jan 13, 2020 5:02 PM IST

Guardiola lauds Aguero for new record but claims him to be not the best


Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick in the 6-1 win against Aston Villa last evening made the Argentine surpass Arsenal’s Thierry Henry’s record to become the Premier League’s record overseas scorer with 177 goals.

Ever since joining Manchester City, the talisman has also secured 12 hat-tricks for his club which also broke Alan Shearer’s record of most hat-tricks in the league.

Guardiola the lucky one


Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola also weighed in by speaking about being lucky enough to manage two superstars in his tenure in the form of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.

“Sergio is one of the best, no doubt,” said Guardiola. “The best is Messi, but the rest? Sergio is absolutely one of them.”

The team’s reaction

On being asked about what his team’s reaction was after getting to know about Aguero’s latest accolade, this is what he said.

“All the players in the locker room congratulated him.

“To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry, it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.

“To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.

“It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that, hopefully, he can score more. He will die scoring goals.

“There are players through the incredible history of English football and he is one of them, he helps to make the Premier League and English football better.”

The prolific Aguero


From 255 matches Sergio Aguero has bagged 177 goals, which includes 12 hat-tricks, 17 headed goals, 126 right-footed goals and 33 left-footed goals.


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