Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v Chelsea

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Allianz Arena

Last Game

Bay Munich 1 - 0 Man City

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group E

No festive excuses for Aguero

Sergio Aguero is refusing to allow the busy festive fixture programme to get in the way of Manchester City's ambitions of retaining the Premier League title.

Last Updated: 28/12/12 at 14:37 Post Comment

Sergio Aguero: Not seeking excuses following the Blues' defeat at Sunderland

Sergio Aguero: Not seeking excuses following the Blues' defeat at Sunderland

Recent fixtures have seen the champions claim a last-gasp win at home to Reading before suffering a one-goal defeat to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Blues head to Carrow Road on Saturday, then host Stoke City three days later to conclude a run of games that could go a long way to deciding their fate this season.

"It's unusual to play so many matches in quick succession; in Spain there's a brief recess at this time," said Aguero.

"But, each country has its own traditions and it's just a matter of getting used to it. There are no worries on that score."

The 24-year-old Argentine, whose late goal clinched City's first title in 44 years last May, reflected ruefully on the trip to Sunderland that ended in a third consecutive defeat on Wearside for the Blues.

He added: "Our game at Sunderland wasn't great but we didn't deserve to lose. We have to keep working to get ourselves back to our best form and keep our ambitions in sight."

Trend

The defeat at Sunderland, courtesy of a goal from former City winger Adam Johnson, was the first time City had lost in 15 Premier League fixtures where Aguero and Carlos Tevez had both started for the Blues. It is a trend that the former Atletico Madrid striker is keen to return to as soon as possible.

"I didn't know about that statistic. Those are good numbers, aren't they? I hope each time we play together we can keep that average. But it is not about Carlos and me," he said.

"Beyond who is on the field, the important part is that we all work together for the same goal, because what we all want is to defend City's title. For that we need everyone playing well and to start winning again straight away."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Felix Magath departs Fulham with Kit Symons taking charge on temporary basis

Felix Magath has left his role as Fulham manager after the Championship club's dismal start to the season.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes defends his decisions at QPR ahead of Loftus Road return

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has defended his reign at QPR ahead of his return to Loftus Road on Saturday.

Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane has been granted a work permit

Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Sadio Mane has been successful in gaining a work permit.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property