Aguero in Argentina comeback?
- Wed 05 Sep 2012, 8:55AM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Most City players have flown back to their respective parts of the world for a host of international fixtures, but there is one who has grabbed the headlines this morning.
Sergio Agüero, who is recovering from a knee injury, has arrived back in Argentina and hasn’t ruled out playing for his country against Peru in Lima next Tuesday – much to the dissatisfaction of Roberto Mancini.
“City have not blocked Agüero from flying to South America to be examined by the Argentina doctor, despite concerns over his state of fitness,” claims Mark Ogden of The Telegraph.
“Speaking on Aug 24, however, Mancini appeared to make it clear that Agüero would not be fit to represent his country this week after condemning the rules stating that the player had to return to Argentina for tests.
“Mancini is now faced with the possibility of his number one forward jeopardising his fitness ahead of a key stage of City’s campaign.”
Meanwhile, Peter Shilton believes Joe Hart could beat his record of 125 England caps as City’s number one prepares for England’s opening qualifying tie in Moldova on Friday.
In his new book 'England Centurions,' Shilton predicts a big future for the Blues stopper.
“Joe has showed a lot of confidence and has started to grow into the position, and if he does work and continues to improve than he can stay the No1 for many years to come,” he predicts.
“He needs to be pushed, he needs to be kept on his toes, because England are relying on him at a time when there isn't a great deal of strength in depth with England goalkeepers, and to be fair there hasn't been any strength in depth now for many years which has been very worrying for the national team.”