Sergio Aguero: I don’t feel under any pressure at City
Manchester City forward insists he does not feel under "any pressure" to perform, despite his hefty transfer fee
Sergio Aguero is eager to make a name for himself at Manchester City – but insists he feels under no pressure to deliver despite his £35m price-tag.
The 23-year-old Argentina international signed for City after five seasons at Atlético Madrid and has enjoyed a flying start to his spell in the Premier League.
Aguero has netted eight in six games in the English top flight, while also providing two assists for his new team-mates to help City keep pace with Manchester United at the top of the table.
He has drawn comparisons with RomÃ¡rio from City manager Roberto Mancini, who claimed Aguero is a “photocopy” of the former Brazil star after his sparkling debut against Swansea City in August.
But the forward insists he wants to be remembered for his own style of play rather than someone else’s.
“I try to be myself,” Aguero told Champions magazine. “Obviously I am happy to be compared to him [RomÃ¡rio] because he was a very good player, world-class. But I do want to be recognised because of my name and not another player’s.”
He added: “I don’t feel any pressure. I hope I can do the things I’ve always done from the time I started at Independiente, then at Atlético. Now that I am with City I want to keep on in the same manner.”
Aguero, who would usually partner striker Diego ForlÃ¡n up front during his time at Atletico, also says he has had no problems adapting to a new formation at the Etihad Stadium.
Asked if he foresees any difficulties with new set-up at City, he replied: “No I don’t think so. It depends. There is a good squad and Roberto [Mancini] knows how to put the team together, so in the meantime we just follow his instructions.”
Aguero is married to Diego Maradona’s daughter, Giannina, but the City striker says he rarely discusses football with his father-in-law.
“We never speak about football, expect occasionally when matches have already taken place,” he said. “But we always keep in contact. We talk about how he is doing, how I am doing, but nothing else.
“We also talk about the family. But ultimately football is all over the world. So he always tells me the same thing: just carry on as you are and things well be OK.”