Sergio Aguero set to make Manchester City return against Cardiff
Manchester City sit top of the Premier League table and they are set to be further strengthened this week with the return of their star striker.
January 13th, 2014
Sergio Aguero has spent several weeks on the sidelines since sustaining injury during his team’s 6-3 victory against Arsenal, having previously scored 19 times in 20 games before a calf injury ruled him out over Christmas.
Now it appears that the striker is ready to return, with City facing Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup replay during the week before hosting Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday and Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that his star man will play against the Bluebirds.
“I’ll be ready for action this week,” Agüero told his official website.
“My injury is improving slowly. Recovery’s going very well. I’m back to sprinting on the field and moving the ball around.
“I’ll be fully recovered by the Cardiff game and, depending on how the week’s training goes, I may be able to show up for a few minutes on the second leg against Blackburn for the FA Cup.
“We are putting up a challenge in every competition this year,” the striker said. “Then the World Cup is coming up and I hope to keep my form and the level of my game when it arrives.
“Manuel wants us to have possession, he wants the defence to keep the pressure up. Since he arrived, he’s been working on improvement and I think the team is shaping up already.
“I’m happy with my tally and my performance. Goals I especially like because they win games and most of them decided a match, so that’s what makes me happy.”
Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup this season, while they have the mouth-watering prospect of a double header against Barcelona in the Champions League.