Aguero on road to success

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Manchester City v Swansea City
Barclays Premier League
Etihad Stadium
Monday, 15th August; 2000 KO


Man City: Hart; Richards, Lescott, Kompany, Clichy; De Jong, Barry, Yaya Toure; Silva, Johnson, Dzeko.

Subs: Taylor, Zabaleta, Savic, Kolarov, Milner, Balotelli, Aguero.

Swansea City: Vorm; Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Tate; Agustien, Britton, Dobbie; Dyer, Sinclair, Graham.

Subs: Moreira, Gower, Allen, Orlandi, Routledge, Moore, Lita.

Aguero aims to learn at City

Manchester City record signing Sergio Aguero admits he still has plenty to learn - both on and off the pitch.

The 23-year-old secured a £38 million switch to the Etihad Stadium from Atletico Madrid last month and could be in line to make his City debut against Swansea on Monday night.

Some competitive action will no doubt come as a welcome distraction for Aguero, with his time away from football currently spent adapting to life in a new country.

The Argentina international certainly deserves some credit for the manner in which he has attempted to integrate himself thus far, with Aguero taking regular English lessons and already venturing out onto the road.

"Previously I had begun to learn [English] but without continuity," he said. "But now that I take classes four times a week, it's like going back to school.

"But what is good is that I can practice here every day, so let's see how it goes. I think I can get along but I still have a lot to learn.

"With Twitter, the translations are helping me. I still cannot do them alone, but I think it's important to reach everyone.

"Obviously those here have also asked me to write in English."


He added: "When I arrived I kept trying to get into cars on the wrong side!" he added.

"I had been warned, but it takes years to change. I thought I was going to struggle more, but I have already started to drive and it was not as complicated as it originally seemed."

It is fair to say that some players find it difficult to adjust to their new surroundings - with the English weather a particular complaint - upon moving to the Barclays Premier League.

But Aguero simply feels lucky to be at City and hopes he can improve as both a footballer and a person during his stint in Manchester.

"I live my life with great joy," he explained.

"Adapting to another culture and be part of it will help me grow as a person. Certainly it's not easy, but I have a great opportunity ahead of me and I will make every effort not to waste it.

"I came to a new country, a different league, another language, but I'm sure is the right choice.

"The Premier League is very competitive and has a high level of excellence. City are a club with a very serious project that will allow me to continue my progress in football. I am only 23 years old and have a lot to learn yet."

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