Pep Guardiola Admits ‘Powerful’ Affect of Diego Maradona’s Dying on Sergio Aguero
Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that striker Sergio Aguero is struggling to come back to phrases with the demise of Diego Maradona.
Maradona, a footballing icon who’s extensively thought-about to be the best to ever play the sport, died on Wednesday aged 60 following a coronary heart assault. His demise sparked an outpouring of grief globally, with three days of mourning introduced in his native Argentina.
The late Argentine legend had been Aguero’s father-in-law throughout his marriage to daughter Giannina – mom of the Metropolis man’s son Benjamin.
The 32-year-old additionally performed beneath Maradona throughout his time as Argentina nationwide group supervisor.
Aguero got here on for Metropolis late within the 1-0 Champions League victory at Olympiacos on Wednesday, with the information of Maradona’s demise solely breaking shortly earlier than kick off.
Talking forward of the Residents’ Premier League encounter with Burnley, Guardiola admitted his striker was discovering it ‘robust’.
“After all it is troublesome for me to speak about his emotions,” he mentioned, as quoted by the Unbiased.
“I noticed him good however the affect on the day of the sport in opposition to Olympiacos was onerous, particularly for his son.
“After all it was robust, that is regular. He knew Maradona fairly properly and, for his son, he was his grandfather.
“It’s a unhappy state of affairs, sadly, for his household however he is OK.”
Aguero is presently working his method again from each knee and hamstring accidents, however Guardiola added that he doesn’t need to rush Metropolis’s file goalscorer again into motion, with each Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres performing properly because the central striker in his absence.
“He’ll give us good moments this season,” the Catalan continued.
“He’s nonetheless not in his greatest situation however we can not neglect how lengthy his harm was. Then he got here again and was injured once more.
“In the midst of the season he’s a man who must be so sharp to attain targets within the field however we do not have doubts.
“He wants somewhat time to get it and, in coaching and with the minutes, he’ll. Then he’ll nonetheless have seven months forward to point out it.”
Metropolis host Burnley at 3pm on Saturday trying to transfer out of the underside half of the Premier League following a tough begin to the season.
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