26 Nov 2014

Sergio Aguero is world's best striker - Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini claimed Sergio Aguero is the world’s best striker after his stunning hat-trick kept Manchester City’s Champions League dream alive.

Aguero scored an incredible 90th minute winner - in scenes reminiscent of his famous goal against QPR on the final day of the 2012 season - to seal an unlikely 3-2 win against 10-man Bayern Munich.

Victory against Roma at the Olympic Stadium on December 10 will guarantee their passage into the second round of the Champions League.
Pellegrini said: ‘Sergio is one of the best players in the world and one of the best strikers.

‘He played well and so did the team in the second half. We conceded at the end of the first half the two goals, but we trust, we pressed and finally we got the chances for Sergio to score.

‘We have to do our duty. We have won the first one and now we must beat Roma away.

‘This kind of victory is very important, we will see what happens in the last game and whether we have a mathematical chance to qualify.

‘My first thought is that we conceded two goals in the way we did and it is difficult to win from that position.

‘At half time I told the players we have 45 minutes to stay in the Champions League.

‘To beat Bayern Munich, who had so much possession and to not to lose our spirit after losing those two goals, we were never beaten.

‘This is not of the most dramatic night or the most important of my managerial career - it was just a group game, but it was important to stay in the Champions League. The emotion was dramatic, but I trust the team to do the job.’

Credit: Neil Ashton/SportsMail
Photo Credit: Ian Hodgson

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