Pep Guardiola in tears as Man City boss pays tribute to 'irreplaceable' Sergio Aguero

Pep Guardiola was in tears when paying tribute to Sergio Aguero following Manchester City's final game of the Premier League season.


Posted Monday, May 24, 2021 by Express.co.uk

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could not hold back the tears as he paid tribute to departing striker Sergio Aguero. Argentina international Aguero will leave City at the end of his contract this summer. On his final appearance at the Etihad, the forward scored twice as a substitute in a 5-0 win over Everton.

Aguero will depart City as the club's all-time record goalscorer.

This season saw him win his fifth Premier League title in a 10-year stay in Manchester.

And Guardiola could not help but let his emotion get to him when speaking to Sky Sports after City lifted the trophy.

"We love him so much. He's a... he's a very special person for all of us," Guardiola said.

Pep Guardiola in tears as Man City boss pays tribute to 'irreplaceable' Sergio Aguero
Pep Guardiola was in tears when discussing Man City striker Sergio Aguero

Sky presenter David Jones then asked: "You're not having second thoughts are you Pep?"

To which a tearful Guardiola replied: "He's so nice, he's so nice."

Jones then asked: "Is it because of the human being as well as the footballer?"

To which Guardiola then singled out Aguero and his former team-mate David Silva as two players who have made the club what they are today.

City are linked with moves for Harry Kane and Erling Haaland this summer, but Guardiola insists Aguero is irreplaceable.

"Yeah he helped me a lot," he continued.

"We cannot replace him. We cannot. There are many players that grab your heart, David Silva, help this club be what it is.

"He showed his quality in 20 minutes [against Everton]."

City had a poor start to the season, with many writing off their title chances around November time.

However, they hit a stunning vein of form over the Christmas period and never looked back, winning the title by 12 points.

Guardiola said the 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in January was a key moment.

Asked how his team did it, Guardiola said: "Win games, game after game.

"I think when we won at Stamford Bridge we realised that suffering in the last month, the performance we played there with just 14 players we realised we are still here, we can still do this. We are still here.

"I think December until March we won all the games in all competitions. This is when we became champions."



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