‘Lionel is the best 9, 10, 11, 7, 6, 5, 4’—Guardiola rubbishes Messi-Aguero comparison

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has played down comparison between Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi and his striker, Sergio Aguero.

Aguero has continued his sublime goal-scoring record, racking up another hat-trick on Sunday as his side went rampant against struggling Aston Villa.

Sunday’s goals took his tally in the English Premier League (EPL) to 177, a record only bettered by Wayne Rooney (208) and Alan Shearer (260).

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While Pep acknowledged the impressive record of his star player, he was quick to dismiss placing him in the same category with Messi, considered by some as the all-time greatest player on earth.

“The best is Messi,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Goal.

“Messi is [the best] number nine, number 10, number 11, number seven, number six, number five, number four…

“But Sergio, [among] the rest, he is certainly one of them. I said many times, he will die scoring goals. It is his talent.”

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