Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Sergio Aguero has been hit exhausting by the demise of Diego Maradona.
City’s all-time main goalscorer was as soon as married to Maradona’s daughter Giannina and he or she is the mom of his son Benjamin.
Argentina ahead Aguero additionally performed underneath Maradona throughout his time as supervisor of the nationwide staff, together with on the 2010 World Cup.
Aguero appeared as a late substitute in City’s Champions League win over Olympiacos on Wednesday.
It was simply hours earlier than kick-off in Greece that information broke that Maradona, hero of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup win, had died.
When requested how Aguero was, Guardiola mentioned: “It’s troublesome for me to speak about his emotions. The sport towards Olympiacos was exhausting.
“Particularly for his son, it’s robust. He knew Maradona nicely and his son, it’s his grandfather. It’s a tragic scenario for his household, however he’s OK.”
Aguero is working his means again to health after knee surgical procedure in the summertime and a hamstring harm final month.
He appeared as a late substitute within the Champions League win over Olympiacos in midweek, his first outing in 5 video games.
Guardiola, whose facet face Burnley on Saturday, mentioned: “He’s nonetheless not in his finest situation – his harm was lengthy.
“He must be so sharp however we don’t have doubts. He wants a little bit of time, coaching classes and minutes. He has seven months forward to indicate.”
Aguero is now within the closing 12 months of his contract on the Etihad Stadium however Guardiola insists there isn’t a strain on the participant to decide over his future.
Guardiola, who agreed a contract extension himself earlier this month, mentioned: “He’s going to present us a call. He deserves, with the membership, honest talks to do what’s finest for him, for the membership, for everybody.”
“I’ve been fortunate to play and handle with unimaginable soccer gamers and he’s one in all them. I’ve by no means discovered an enormous star like him.”