Guardiola weighs in on Aguero’s Dutch accident

By Daily Sports on September 30, 2017

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he had "no problem" with Sergio Aguero being in Amsterdam as he confirmed the striker suffered a broken rib in a car accident on Thursday.

The Argentine was in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma when the accident happened.

Guardiola added: "He had a day off. He's OK - the most important thing."

Aguero, 29, tweeted: "It was a very heavy slam but seatbelts prevented it from being worse."

The Spanish manager said he did not know for how long Aguero would be sidelined, but it is understood an absence of two to four weeks is likely.

It is possible that Aguero could be fit to face Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on 14 October, after the international break.

The accident happened in the De Boelelaan area of Amsterdam at about 23:00 (22:00 BST)

Guardiola said: "I think days off are to be happy. I want the players to be happy. Always I am a manager who doesn't like to train every day.

"I think the players have to rest mentally and physically. They can enjoy their lives. I want my players to have fun. If they decide to go there, they decide to go there. It is OK for me."

The striker has scored seven goals in eight matches for City this season, helping Pep Guardiola's side reach the top of the Premier League and win their first two Champions League group matches.

Former Tottenham and Fulham manager Martin Jol said it was "ridiculous" of Aguero to travel to Amsterdam on a Thursday before a Saturday Premier League game.

Jol told Radio 5 live's Friday Football Social: "You have to support your player to the outside world and then you have to tell him what you think privately”.

Also speaking on the show, former England international Jermaine Jenas added: "It's a mistake from him. As a player you do these things from time to time, normally when you are younger. Amsterdam is not the issue - you could argue that it takes longer to get to London than a private jet to Amsterdam. Pep will talk to him and let him know that it can't happen again. (BBC)

•Photo shows Pep Guardiola.

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 30, 2017


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