Aguero refutes Barca comparison

Roberto Mancini’s men have been earning praise for their

revitalised style of play and, on Saturday, Wigan were swept aside

3-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Aguero scored a brilliant hat-trick in

the win over the Latics and combined superbly with team-mates David

Silva, Carlos Tevez, who started and had a penalty saved, and Samir

Nasri. City’s free-flowing win over Wigan drew post-match

comparisons to Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, but Aguero does not want

to get carried away. He said in The Sun: “Barcelona are a team that

have played together for a lot of years in the same style and they

have great players, but we also have good players with ability on

the ball. “Nasri and myself have only come to City this season, but

there are players, like David Silva, who were here before who have

a similar style and way of thinking which allows us to keep the

ball, to try to dominate possession. “It’s so important in modern

football to have the ability to be comfortable and have quality on

the ball and we have it. “We move it quickly and that’s vital, but

we’re not thinking about Barcelona. We’re thinking about ourselves

really and trying to develop our own style of play with our own

players and do the things Roberto Mancini wants us to do. “And we

are feeling good because we’re creating a lot of chances and

scoring a lot of goals in our own style and it’s one we want to

develop, to improve.”