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Aguero's insight to life under Pep Guardiola

AGUERO: In action for Argentina

AGUERO: In action for Argentina

The City-related stories making headlines on Tuesday…

Sergio Aguero has given an insight into Pep Guardiola's “picky” demands since taking over the reins at Manchester City in the summer” report Goal.com.

“Aguero has made a remarkable start to life under Guardiola, scoring eight goals in all competitions so far this term.

“And the striker has praised Guardiola's attention to detail and opened up on how he is getting more used to what the Catalan wants from him in terms of pressing.

“'He [Guardiola] wants me right as a nine, but then he gives me more freedom too. He asks me to move all around the attack,” he told Ole.

“'On the other hand, Tata (Martino, ex-Argentina boss) wanted me between the two defenders, to create more space for Leo (Messi), Fideo (Di Maria) or Pastore or Banega. Pep is different.

“"Pep is very picky about everything. It's good. The good thing is that I'm getting used to him and automatically going straight in to pressing the centre-backs.

“'On the other hand, here at the national team I did it against Peru, and I realised I left the midfield unprotected. I’m used to do it but it in this case it’s Pipa (Gonzalo Higuain) who should do it. Sometimes on the pitch I run, press and forget it.”

“Aguero has also confirmed he is fit and ready to feature in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Tuesday if called upon.

“'I'm quite well now, you get physical fitness playing, not training,” he added.

“'[Argentina coach Edgardo] Bauza has the decision – I'll be available for Tuesday.

“'I'm much better. After the Peru game I had two days to make the recovery and I did a little bit of football today. I'm quite well.'”

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Elsewhere, there’s more reasons for City fans to get excited about Gabriel Jesus’ arrival at the club once the season in Brazil is wrapped up in January.

“'He is a cracking player,” says Liverpool’s star man Phillipe Coutinho in the Express.

“'He will have no difficulty in adapting – he is an agile, strong and fast player.

“'Everything you need to play in England, he has it, and I'm sure he will do well.”

“Youngster Jesus may find it tough though breaking in to Guardiola’s team come mid-season.

“The Brazil ace has Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane among others to fight for a place with.”

And finally, an ominous report on the fitness of one Lionel Messi ahead of the Blues’ latest showdown with Barca next week.

“The Argentine damaged his groin in the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid last month and there was some concern in Catalonia that he would miss the vital game with City at the Camp Nou on October 19” reports Rob Pollard in the M.E.N.

“However, he is understood to have made a good recovery – and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique plans to use him from the bench against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday in preparation for the game against City.

“Messi has missed wins over Sporting Gijon and Borussia Moenchengladbach and the 4-3 defeat at Celta Vigo, as well as Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay.

“But according to Mundo Deportivo, he is set to start on Saturday's La Liga game on the bench with a view to coming on in the second half.

“If he suffers no adverse reaction to his recent groin problem, he is then expected to start against Pep Guardiola's side.”

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