Many English football supporters were relatively unacquainted with the name of Sergio Aguero before Monday night’s match between Manchester City and Swansea City.
The striker nicknamed Kun was a sensation for Atletico Madrid last term and is a fully-fledged Argentina international, with City’s £38 million man demonstrating his prowess with two goals against the Swans after replacing Nigel de Jong as a second-half substitute.
Aguero is likely to start next weekend’s match at Bolton, with the player pleased with his cameo performance on Monday night. He told Manchester City TV: “I am happy. The start was really good and I want to keep like this. It was nice. I had a chance to play a little bit and I enjoyed it. I helped the team and I want to keep doing the same in the future.”
Carlos Tevez has quickly become the forgotten man at Eastlands and manager Roberto Mancini won’t be too concerned as Aguero builds up his match fitness, with the player still far from 100%.
Mancini said: “I know Agüero very well but I don’t think he is 100%. He has worked for only one week with the team. He needs to improve but he is a fantastic striker and I am happy because he scored two important goals.”