Sergio Aguero to miss rest of season through injury

  • Sergio Aguero to miss rest of season through injury

Sergio Aguero to miss rest of season through injury

Argentina global striker Sergio Aguero faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Russian Federation after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday his club season was over.

Pep Guardiola has warned his title-winning Manchester City players he will be tougher and demand more from them next season. He also played down the importance of the records his team could break, but admitted it could be a good motivator for his team to keep concentration.

When asked about his contract situation he didn't reveal much, only that he'll speak to the club at the end of the year to discuss his future. Now I feel good. We'll speak with Ferran Soriano, Txiki Begiristain and Khaldoon al Mubarak. We are going to decide what is best for the club, for everybody.

Guardiola famously left Barcelona in 2012 after four years at Camp Nou and lasted three seasons at next club Bayern Munich, with a year-long sabbatical in-between, and there had been fears that he would step down as City boss when his existing terms expire.

"Now the people say we are champions, everyone's happy, but immediately you can lose that feeling". "You feel the team are an awesome group of guys, the players and the staff, but you can lose that". Football changes a lot. But you can lose that, you can drop it.

"The important thing is to win the title".

After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on April 10.

The 29-year-old, who has scored 21 English Premier League goals for Manchester City this season, is recovering from knee surgery having not started a match for the last six weeks.

"In the past, when I won the league with Barcelona and Bayern Munich - five, six, seven games before the end - the next five or six games were not good", he added.

"We tried to keep going but we were not able".

"We will try and get him ready for the World Cup".

He believes the closing five matches of this season will offer an indication as to whether the Premier League title can be retained next term.

Their remaining four opponents - West Ham, Huddersfield, Brighton and Southampton - are also in the bottom eight heading into the final weeks of the season.