Sergio Aguero claims that he would prefer if Manchester City avoided Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Premier League outfit have reached the stage of the competition for the first time in their history. They beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 on aggregate to end the miseries of the past. However, Aguero is experienced enough to know that it will take a lot more from the team to get into the semifinals or even the finals. In order to have the best chance of progressing past the quarter-finals, Aguero says that it would be great if City avoided the two favourites – Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Real Madrid, Paris St Germain, Benfica, Atletico Madrid and Wolfsburg are the other teams that City could face in the stage of the competition. Even though Madrid and PSG are also extremely strong, Aguero says that the two most successful clubs in this competition over the last five years has been Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Argentine will hope that he rediscovers his form in time for the start of the quarter-finals. The 27-year-old has 26 goals in 33 appearances, but none in the last three. Aguero will be hoping to hit top form in order to impress manager Guardiola, who will be taking over from the summer.
“You always want to go far, and to do that you have to face the best.” he told Yacht Chartering Greece magazine. “Obviously Barça and Bayern [Munich] are there, who are the two best by form, and obviously if we can avoid them all the better, but at some point we will have to face them.We are all here for this, to fight at the top and we are happy to get through. The thing is for the last two years we have had to play against Barcelona and they are a very tough opponent, they are always favourites to win the Champions League,” said Aguero.