Guardiola is freedom
But the star however, likes a strong run
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s coaching style is giving Sergio Aguero more freedom up front, despite the Spaniard being “picky about everything”, the striker said.
Aguero, who missed a penalty in Argentina’s 1-0 defeat by Paraguay on Tuesday, said he was enjoying more of a roaming role for his club than for his country.
“He (Guardiola) wants me right as a nine, but then he gives me more freedom too. He asks me to move all around the attack,” Aguero told Argentine newspaper Ole, adding that his role for Argentina was more restrictive.
Aguero has made a strong start to life under Guardiola, scoring 11 goals in eight appearances for City. The 28-year-old said he is coming to terms with the former Barcelona boss’s demands regarding pressing defenders.
“Pep is very picky about everything,” Aguero added. “It’s good.
The good thing is that I’m getting used to him and automatically going straight in to pressing the centre-backs.”
Pep Guardiola’s decision to cut off wi-fi inside Manchester City’s training ground is thought to have come after one player was caught on his phone while having a massage.
Guardiola made the adjustment to foster team spirit, hoping his squad would concentrate on communicating with each other rather than being glued to their mobiles at the City Football Academy.
There is also limited 3G reception inside the training ground and striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that the unorthodox move was in response to something the manager had seen.
“In this place I am preparing the orange juice, and they (team-mates) were asking if the internet was working. “I think it’s broken,” I said. I thought they were messing with me, but it was right.
“It seems that one time, he entered the massage rooms and saw one of my team-mates, I don’t know who it was, relaxing with his phone and, I don’t know, maybe he did not like it.
“He had cut the internet. In the changing room, massage room and pool we don’t have the internet. Upstairs there is a little bit of 3G.”
Pep Guardiola’s coaching style is giving Sergio Aguero.