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Aguero: Let's make ourselves happy forever

  • 13 July 2014 08:57
  • Posted by @roline_mcfc

It's finally here... the day you've all been waiting for. Weeks of toil, preparation and excitement come down to this...

...Dundee v City at Dens Park! (Okay, so that may not be the game the world is watching today - although it could be! We are streaming it live here on mcfc.co.uk!)

Of course, I'm talking about the World Cup Final. Germany and Argentina competing for the greatest prize in world football. I for one can't wait - particularly as City have a trio of potential World Champions pushing to start for La Albiceleste.

One of those players is Sergio Aguero who - judging by his quotes on the FIFA website - is as excitable as a young child on Christmas Eve!

"When you’re a kid you dream of being in this situation," he smiled. "And the dream continues when you play for your club and when you make the national team. Being here is something that stays with you for the rest of your life.

"I'm going to try my hardest, like I always do, and I’ll try to do what I haven’t been able to in previous games.

"You always want to start the competition in the best possible condition, but I couldn't play in the warm-up games because of the injury I picked up against Everton.

"I was able to recover but the only way you can get match-fit is by playing games. I’ve got injured again here, though it’s not so serious. I've recovered from it and now I just want a chance to play in the Final.

"We have the chance to fulfil a dream that’s within touching distance now. We’re going to give all we've got to make it happen and make ourselves happy for the rest of our lives.

"We need to play our game, which is to keep possession of the ball, though we also have to keep a close eye on their [Germany's] counter-attacking game, which is very difficult to stop.

"They've got quite a few Bayern Munich players who've been together for a long time and know each other well. They're also used to playing finals like this one. They've got experience."

Well Kun, if you need any more motivation, you can find plenty of well wishes from our fans right here!

Sticking with the Argentina headlines, Martin Demichelis has declared he owes his place in the Final to Manuel Pellegrini.

Quoted in an article on ESPNFC, the defender states: "I owe a lot to Manuel. He took me to Malaga, and then to Manchester. I could not be more thankful.

"I always worked as well as possible, and the people who were close to me all these years know how I battled to have this new opportunity. Fortunately I got it, and even more so at a World Cup. There is nothing to match a moment like this.

"I never thought of being here -- that is the truth. All this is like a dream. I am afraid that I am going to wake up and realise that it is all a dream.

"You could not even imagine this. But you have dreams, hopes. I have prepared all these years for this."

And finally, Pablo Zabaleta has insisted his side will not make the same mistakes Brazil did when the hosts locked horns with Germany in the semi-finals.

According to GiveMeSport, he asserted: "Even if you concede some goals before 15 minutes or 20 minutes you need to keep calm and keep playing in the same way as we have been doing for these six games.

"A football game is just about 90 minutes. If you concede some goals and you try to score as soon as possible, you concede space at the back and you are finished. It was a lesson for us, the Brazil game."

Zabaleta

When questioned on the claims Argentina are a 'one man team', Zabaleta replied: "He [Messi] is our main player, he is the captain of this team, he is the leader of this group of players.

"We can imagine how special it would be for Messi to lift the cup but we need to keep our feet on the ground at the moment."

Zabaleta also took time to praise teammate Javier Mascherano.

"You always need a player with his commitment, his leadership. He's always thinking about the group.

"If he sees someone who is tired, he is there to help you. I have no words to describe how good Mascherano has been for this team in this World Cup."

That's all for now. Check back tomorrow for post-match reaction from tonight's mouthwatering clash. In the meantime, we'll have coverage right here on mcfc.co.uk and on Twitter. Enjoy the game!

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