Thu 14 October 2021 | 10:14

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

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



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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