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Aguero now the complete striker, says Francis Lee

Aguero now the complete striker, says Francis Lee
Francis Lee has added his own special tribute to the record-breaking achievements of Sergio Aguero, describing our all-time leading scorer as a ‘remarkable talent’.

Our Argentine striker is enjoying another incredible campaign, having scored 16 Premier League goals to date and 21 in all competitions.

Along the way, Aguero has become the league’s all-time leading overseas scorer, surpassing Thierry Henry, as well as eclipsing Alan Shearer’s record for the most league ha-tricks.

And former City strike legend Lee, believes it has provided yet more compelling evidence of Aguero’s unique qualities and evolution into the complete all-round striker.

“Sergio is simply remarkable,” said the fellow City strike legend.



“When Pep Guardiola first came to the Club, he was an out and out goal scorer but now he is an out and out player who scores goals.

“Sergio has got everything. He is a very good finisher, he is so clinical, he is the right size and build for a striker and he has got pace.

“I thought he was possibly a bit on the wane when Pep arrived but the manager shook him up and he has got him playing like a world class striker he is.

“And if you look at the way he scores his goals they are not all simple. He can also score exceptional goals and he’s an amazing talent.

“Would I have liked to play alongside Sergio? No, as he we would have got all my goals!

“Seriously, I would have absolutely relished playing with him.

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“I found that if I was playing with great players it was made very easy for me as it was with amazing players like Colin (Bell), Neil (Young) and Mike (Summerbee)…

“Sergio is something special too.”

The City legend was also effusive in his praise for the impact and influence of manager Pep Guardiola, describing the Catalan as ‘the finest coach he has ever seen.’

And he believes that Guardiola’s emphasis on attacking, possession-based football has been trans-formative – not only on City but the rest of the English game.

“If you look at our performances at Old Trafford and Villa Park last month, this team is playing as good as any team ever in the UK," Lee added.

“I rate them so highly and I do think Pep has transformed the game,” Francis added.

“After all, who would have thought two or three years ago that if the goalkeeper didn’t pass the ball out it was a bad idea?

“The way he has changed he has opened everything up. He wants to play from the back to give more space around the rest of the pitch.

“I think he is definitely the best coach I have ever seen. He has got an amazing talent of 1: analysing the opposition and 2: the way he trains and keeps his players all competing for places.

“The manager has 22 players fighting for 11 places and it’s a happy squad.

“The great thing is if you get people copying what you are doing, then you must be doing something right.

“They are just a joy to watch and long may it continue.”

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