I didn’t think Aguero was anything special - Richards
SERGIO Aguero added to his outstanding legacy when he claimed two more Premier League records with three goals at Aston Villa.
The City striker overtook Thierry Henry to become the most prolific overseas player in the history of the competition and now also has more hat-tricks than Alan Shearer and anybody else to have played in the league.
Even those that took a goal Aguero scored on debut with the Blues – a lovely strike against Swansea – as an indication he was going to be a terrific signing cannot have forecast he would go on to have such an incredible career.
And his team-mates at the time, including Micah Richards, certainly did not get the fuss about the Argentine.
“We had spent a lot of money on him – around £35m – and he had arrived with a big reputation, but in those first few sessions he did not look particularly special,” Richards said.
“It is not as if I was expecting him to be dribbling past four or five players, but I was marking him a lot of the time and he did not really do anything at all.
“He looked lethargic and was actually quite lazy if I am being totally honest. I was wondering what all the hype was about. I did not realise just how good he really was until he played his first game for us. He came alive in matches, and everything about him was different.”