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Guardiola says Aguero ‘will die scoring goals’ after 177th goal

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero ‘will die scoring goals’ after his 177th goal.

Guardiola made the statement shortly after Man City’s 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that, hopefully, he can score more. He will die scoring goals,” purred Guardiola.

The commendation is coming after scoring two more goals in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa to take his goalscoring tally to 177 since he made his Premier League debut in 2011. 

Guardiola went on to say, “Sergio is one of the best, no doubt. The best is Messi, but the rest? Sergio is one of them.

Sergio Aguero and Pep Guardiola
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (R) kisses Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (L) (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP)

“All the players in the locker room congratulated him. To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry, it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.

“To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.

“There are players through the incredible history of English football and he is one of them, he helps to make the Premier League and English football better.”

On Sunday, the 31-year-old Argentine international broke the record for the number of goals by a non-English player in the Premier League.

The record was previously held by Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, and hat-tricks (breaking Alan Shearer’s mark) in the Premier League.

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