Sergio Aguero’s Career

Sergio Aguero’s Career Needs A Massive Resurgence

Sergio Agüero is perhaps one of the best strikers Argentina can boast of in recent times. After the likes of Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain, the next striker that comes to mind for Argentina is Sergio Kun Agüero.

However, Agüero is gradually falling out of the reckoning and we all can’t help but notice. Without a doubt, Sergio Aguero’s career needs a massive resurgence if he’s to continue to remain in the limelight.

It’s quite worrying to watch Sergio Agüero’s stock fall by the day – a once prolific and clinical striker who only need a sniff at goal to bury the ball at the back of the net. Agüero is now playing second fiddle for both club and country.

How Sergio Agüero’s rose to become a top striker

The world first took notice of a certain 17-year-old Sergio Agüero, when he lit up the stage at the FIFA under-20 World Cup. Although he had played in the same tournament held in 2005, he remained under the shadow of his friend, Lionel Messi – as he would always be.

Without an imposing Messi in the 2007 version of the tournament, Agüero was named the best player of the tournament and emerged as top scorer.

By the time he was turning heads at the 2005 World youth championship; he had already become an established force at the Argentine club, Independiente, and a year later, he completed a mega €23 million transfer to play for Atletico Madrid in Spain.

Sergio Agüero blossomed at Atletico Madrid and by 2007 he had become Atletico's most prized asset. His goalscoring skill was heralded across Europe. It was only a matter of time before a top European club would take him away from the clutches of Atletico Madrid. However, Agüero spent three more seasons with Atletico before finally moving abroad to join Manchester City.

By the time he left Atletico Madrid in 2011, he had scored over 100 goals for the club, 74 of which were La Liga goals – so it is was unsurprising to see a section of the Atletico fans “wish him death” after he handed in a transfer request in a bid to leave the club in 2011.

Upon arrival at Manchester City, Sergio Agüero again hit the ground running. Despite the vast array of proven strikers on the books of Manchester City at the time, such as: Carlos Tevez, Edin Džeko and Mario Balotelli; Sergio Agüero soon established himself as a regular in Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City squad. By the end his debut season in England, Agüero had scored 23 League goals and provided 8 assists. The most important of those goals was the last goal of the season he scored to hand Manchester City the title – that goal won him the heart of the Manchester City fans.

The following season (2012/2013) was not so rosy for Agüero. He constantly suffered from nibbling injuries (which started from the beginning of the season) and even when he played, he scarcely made much of an impact. By the end of his second season at Manchester City, he had scored just 17 goals as opposed to the 30 goals he scored in his first season in England. The point here being that, Sergio Agüero is a super clinical striker who is quite injury prone.

Sergio Agüero is desperately in need of a confidence boost

Despite suffering plenty injuries in his Manchester City career, 28-year-old Sergio Agüero is Manchester City’s third highest goal scorer in history with 161 goals. He is also Manchester City’s top goalscorer in the Premier League era with 115 goals. But since the arrival of Pep Guardiola to Manchester City, Sergio Agüero seems to be lacking in confidence. The Argentine hitman has only scored 13 Premier League goals this season and has been criticised for spurning plenty clear-cut chances. He has also fallen behind the new boy, Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order of strikers at Manchester City.

With the Argentine national team, Agüero has lost his place in the starting lineup. He has been dropped by Argentina manager, Edgardo Bauza, for the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying game against Bolivia on Tuesday. Edgardo Bauza, cannot be blamed for Sergio Agüero’s woes – he was hapless against Chile as he has been for most of the season.

Without a doubt, Sergio Agüero is among the best strikers in the world, but clearly, he really needs a confidence boost. For the sake of his career, Agüero must rekindle some goalscoring form – both for club and country.

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