Sergio Aguero was once again the difference on the pitch for a Manchester City team packed to the rafters with world class talent in their 1-0 win against Tottenham. The Argentine has bagged 22 league goals this campaign even though he's received the same criticism his team has for 'under-performing'.
Contrary to recent performances from his side who were dethroned on Sunday, Pellegrini has heaped praise on the forward, claiming that he is only going to get better.
In an interview on talkSPORT the Chilean boss reminded us all why the player is so prolific and reaffirmed that a run of games will certainly stabilise him now.
He sad: "He's in a good moment and is finally playing games in a row and not always stopped by different injuries. And I'm sure he will continue improving."
Aguero has indeed always had his appearances stifled by niggling injuries, however with a good run in on the horizon and Man City's form continuing to improve towards the end of the season there's no reason why Aguero can't carry his form into next season and push City in their attempt to claim back the Premier League title from Chelsea.
On the back of a season where Aguero boasted 20 La Liga goals the impressive South American was signed by Manchester City for a reported £38 million. The centre forward who often drifts in behind and can operate as a second striker immediately caught the eye with his agility, tricky feet and intelligent movement and was an instant hit, scoring a career best 30 goals in 48 games.
The player hasn't been without his critics though, which would lend to the rationale behind Pellegrini insisting he's only getting better. Often called injury prone, the Argentine has struggled with hamstring and knee problems ever since his move and has missed eight games in a season that City really couldn't afford.
That being said, the vital nature of the goals Aguero scores have usually extinguished these critics. His last minute winner to lift the league at home to QPR in 2013/14 and a hat trick against Bayern Munich in the same season have shown this is a big player for big occasions.
On that note, Pellegrini has every right to believe this is a player who will go from strength to strength, as someone who has only been on the peripheral of end of season awards, and is often frustrated by staggered appearances. It looks like right now is the time to see if Aguero is to be the player he has so often promised to be. Pellegrini seems to think so, let's just wait and see.
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