Aguero Not In Competition With Ibrahimovic

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Sergio Aguero is happy with the way he started the season, but insists he is not competing with Ibrahimovic for the Golden boot.

Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in two matches for United, but could not find the net against Hull City.

Aguero already has three goals and could overtake the Swede if he scores against West Ham.

But the Argentine attacker, who finished second in the race for the golden boot last season, insists he is not looking to start a rivalry with the Swede.

“Both Ibrahimovic and I have started the season in great shape, both scoring goals,” he said. “But I’m not thinking about competing with him. I compete against myself. I try to improve myself from the season before.

“If I am able to do as well as the previous season then I will keep growing as a player. That’s my goal and also improving as a team. Always my goal is to improve myself compared to the year before.

“My goal here at Manchester City every year is to win trophies. The main goal in terms of trophies is to do well in the Champions League, then the Premier League and the rest of the trophies.

“It’s always better to win as much as possible. It’s difficult to win everything, but we have a great team to be able to win a trophy by the end of the season. We all expect to perform well in the Premier League and try to win the trophy, and also to perform great in the Champions League. Always the goal in our minds is to win a trophy.”

Aguero, 28, admits that new coach Guardiola has implemented a new style in the team which has forced extra demands upon his role, but he speaks very highly of the Catalan.

”Pep has changed the way we have been playing in previous years,” he added.

“In my case, he’s very demanding of me. I need to be the player who starts the pressure and with my pressure the rest of my team-mates will join me and keep up the pressure.

“After talking to him a while, he hopes to achieve something big. He’s a very cheerful manager, he’s always talking to you, cheering you up and pushing you.

“You can tell he loves football, he loves his job and he tries to teach us his concepts and what he wants.

“We need to enjoy but always be working hard.”



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