Media Watch

Yaya: Aguero is like Messi!

MEDIA WATCH: Yaya says it's almost impossible to dispossess Aguero!
One current Manchester City star reveals what he feels is our key strength and and one former great discusses the power in the legs of Argentinian players…It’s time for this morning’s Media Watch!

Let’s start with Bernardo Silva who has been speaking to GQ Portugal - and he says City’s main strength is the number of leaders we have in the squad.

The midfielder, who has enjoyed a fine season, believes there’s no one individual star name, but rather a collective of top-class players pulling in the same direction.

“The captains, mainly (Vincent) Kompany, has obviously a big impact within the group, Fernandinho, who talks a lot, even in the hardest moments, David Silva and Aguero, older players, all strong names, especially in the difficult times of the season,” he says.

“I believe, though, that the strength of our team is not having a player like Cristiano or Messi, that by themselves make a difference. 

“Every player has their place on the team and all players feel equally important. I think that is the main strength of our team.”

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Yaya Toure has compared Lionel Messi’s ability to keep hold of the ball to Sergio Aguero and former Blue Carlos Tevez.

Speaking to the BBC, Toure said: "You see two or three players close to him (Messi), you give him the pass and straight away he knows what to do with it

"He's so difficult to take the ball off his legs, because he's very short and he's got the big legs like Aguero and Tevez.

"Argentina players have tough legs. In the top they are a little bit weaker but in the leg they are so strong. You know what I mean. It's so difficult to take the ball off his legs and without doubt he's one of the best players in the world."

That’s all for this morning’s roundup of the back pages – but stay with us throughout the day here on as we bring you all the buildup to this weekend’s game at Crystal Palace.

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