Sergio Aguero names Michael Owen as his boyhood hero

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Sergio Aguero and Michael Owen. One is a deadly finisher with a stunning record in front of goal with a reputation as one of the finest finishers to grace the game. The other is Michael Owen.

Yet for some reason there is something that links the two - Aguero used to idolise the striker-turned-maligned pundit during his childhood in Argentina.

In fairness to Owen, there was a time when he was considered one of the most feared strikers in Europe, and he actually claimed the Ballon d'Or in 2001. Sadly, it's difficult to remember that having been forced to sit through hours of tedious analysis during his time as a TV pundit.

Fortunately enough for Aguero, he generally steers clear of watching football over the weekend as he tends to be playing, and that's good enough for the striker to still consider Owen his hero.

During a recent interview, the Manchester City ace revealed that Liverpool was his favourite team growing up - despite the fact that Owen scored a wondergoal against his country during the World Cup back in 1998.

“I always liked the Premier League, as a kid. I used to like Liverpool because I liked Michael Owen" he said. “He was pretty small so I used to identify with him when I was seven or eight. Playing in the Premier League was always something that I’d wanted to do.

“Now I’m here I reckon, right now, the Premier League is better than not just the Spanish League but probably any other league in the world.”


Aguero has seven goals in the Premier League in just 10 appearances so far, but the problem as ever for the former Atletico Madrid man is injuries. He sat out the 4-2 Champions League win against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek, but he could return in time to face Swansea this weekend.

Manchester City fans may take exception to Aguero's choice of hero given that he did this to their team in 2009 in the last seconds of a 4-3 thriller for Manchester United:

Still, if Aguero can stay fit and fire Manchester City to another title, they'd probably be willing to forgive him.

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