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Messi told me I had to win the UCL to win the Ballon d'Or - Aguero

Thu 14 October 2021 | 10:14

Sergio Aguero was a top scorer in the Premier League, but Manchester City never won the Champions League and Messi made him understand why he is constantly ignored for winning the Ballon d'Or.

"

Many times I thought about what was missing,

" the former City striker told Spanish newspaper El Pais. "

And one day I asked Leo. He told me that to have a chance to win the Ballon d'Or I had to win the Champions League. And he is right

.

"The subject of trophies with the national teams is also important. Take [Fabio] Cannavaro's case, for example, when he won the World Cup in 2006."

Cannavaro won the Ballon d'Or that year, with Gianluigi Buffon finishing second.

"

I played great seasons, scored many goals and won many titles,

" Aguero said, "

but I was not in the Champions League final. And last year when we reached the final, I had a knee problem, COVID and different injuries

."

Aguero had a glorious ten-year spell at

Manchester City

, scoring 260 goals in 390 games. A record that caught the attention of

Barcelona

.

Now, with Messi's departure, expectations from Aguero will be high, and the 33-year-old says that moving to Barcelona after the end of his City contract was the right choice.

"

Let's be honest. What player does not want to be at Barca?"

Aguero continued.

"The majority of footballers would like to wear this shirt, no matter how good or bad Barca is. I arrived with the expectation of playing with Leo and that a good team would be put together, which was what the club tried to do. When they called me, I thought: 'I don't care what they pay me. I'm feeling good and I'm going to help the team as much as I can.'"

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