Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned Sergio Aguero there will be no room for sentiment when he picks his squad for their first Champions League final against Chelsea.
The Citizens will take onChelsea
in Porto in their first European final for more than 50 years and play withBrighton
in that period, however, they have already secured the Premier League title.
announced that he will leave Etihad after 10 years when his contract expires at the end of this season, but he may not have a fairytale farewell at the end of an injury-filled season.
Guardiola says Aguero is not guaranteed a start for the final against Chelsea because his selection will be cold and without sentiment.
"Right now (Sergio Aguero) is injured. If he was fit I would say I will be cold,"
he responded when asked about a fairytale farewell for the striker
"I have to take the decision which is the best to win the game. If Sergio is fit and I believe he can help us, he will play.
"If he can help us to score, he will play but it is the final of the Champions League, I have to make the decision that wins the game."
The Spaniard is no stranger to Champions League finals having led Barcelona to victory in 2009 and 2011, but he is faced with the dilemma of choosing the best starting line-up for the final.
"It has always been difficult. But previously I remember the starting eleven at Barcelona was so clear I would say.
"Here I rotate a lot and everyone can play. Still right now I am not clear about the way we are going to play and who we are going to play. I have to take a look in the next 10 days and after I will take a decision.