Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has called former strike partner Mario Balotelli 'crazy'.

The Argentine international revealed that he misses both Balotelli and fellow countryman Carlos Tevez - who are now both plying their trade in Serie A.

Aguero, speaking to the Manchester Evening News, said: “Mario is crazy! I used to call him El Loco Lindo [the Brilliant Mad Lad].

"I got on really well with him – he was a great guy, really funny, always joking around with the rest of the squad.

"Whenever your back was turned in training, he'd start firing balls at you from anywhere!

"Everyone would be in stitches when he did it because we accepted it was part of his character. He was the dressing room joker, no question!

“I’ll miss Carlitos Tevez, too. I’ve known him for a while and he's a great player, someone I've always got on with, and it was great to spend a couple of seasons here with him. He really helped me settle. I wish him all the best at Juventus.”

Aguero, who scored in Manchester City's 4-0 win over Newcastle, recently refuted suggestions that former manager Roberto Mancini had lost the support of the Manchester City dressing room.

Aguero told FourFourTwo: "Whenever a team isn't at its best, the press are looking for stories to explain why.

"Mancini never had a problem with anyone and we got on well with him because he always had the club's best interests at heart.

"The club have the right to decide whether he was going to stay or not at the end of the season, but there certainly weren't any problems from us."

Aguero will be hoping to be involved in Manchester City's match on Sunday, when Manuel Pellegrini's side take on Premier League new boys Cardiff City.

The match will see Cardiff host their first ever Premier League match after they lost their opening game of the Premier League campaign away to West Ham. 

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