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Aguero targeting the treble?

  • 06 March 2014 07:48
  • Posted by @roline_mcfc

Unsurprisingly, this morning's headlines are dominated by reaction from last night's internationals - but there are a few City-related stories flying around...

Let's start with the Mirror, who claim that Sergio Aguero has heaped praise on manager Manuel Pellegrini, following Sunday's success in the Capital One Cup final.

According to David McDonnell, Aguero is particularly pleased with the Chilean's man-management and feels City can win more trophies under his leadership.

"Every manager is different, and with Manuel what he does is he talks a lot to all of us and treats every player the same," he declared.

"This is important. He says things to motivate us and that's good. I'm pleased as it [the Capital One Cup] is the first trophy for Manuel.

"We've adapted quite quickly to his way of playing and I'm pleased as he's given us a lot of guidance.

"I'd love to win that [the treble] and I think we can aim for that."

That's the spirit, Sergio! Shoot for the moon.

However, regardless of what our Argentine hot-shot wants to aim for, Vincent Kompany has revealed that the word 'quadruple' is banned in the dressing room - that's what the Daily Mail are reporting anyway.

Vinny

Kompany allegedly told the website: "I never use the word, and you won't hear any of my team-mates using it, either. I have sensed from the beginning of this season that we could be on for something special, but I never mentioned the word quadruple or said we could win the lot this campaign.

"I don't have a problem with setting sights high or believing what could be possible for this team. I said that sooner or later City will win the Champions’ League, and I believe we will. It's not necessarily going to happen this season, though. It's the same with the other three trophies.

"But, equally, I'm certainly not writing off our chances at the Nou Camp. Of course we believe we can do it. If we didn't, there would be no point travelling to Barcelona. It's a tough ask, but it can be done. 

"We will go there full of belief. These are the moments that count. There is a difference between a great team and merely a big one, and we aim to show which category we belong in by putting in a massive performance."

Here's hoping you're right, Vinnie!

In other news, Marco Giordano of Goal.com has suggested that Aleksandar Kolarov is wanted by Napoli, Juventus and Galatasaray.

Kolarov and tattoo PA-17619133

Giordano states: "Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is a known admirer of the Serbia international and enquired about the full-back’s availability back in December, ahead of the January transfer window.

"Serie A leaders Juventus have tried in vain to tie up a loan deal on two separate occasions.

"Former City manager Roberto Mancini, now in charge of Galatasaray, is also keeping tabs on the situation and is keen on linking up with the left-back once again.

"Kolarov moved to the Etihad Stadium from Lazio in 2010 and has previously spoken of his desire to move back to Serie A.

"The Serb's current contract expires next summer, but City are planning to sit down with the Serbian to discuss an extension in the coming months."

And finally, I couldn't round-up the day's media stories without mentioning Fernandinho's stunning strike in Brazil's 5-0 win over South Africa.

City's 28-year-old midfielder netted his side's fourth goal of the night, latching on to a loose ball before firing an unstoppable shot into the back of the net.

After the game, he told Reuters.com: "I was very happy with the performance. I tried to do everything that Scolari asked. It's been a wonderful night.

"Now it's back to England and looking to continue to playing at the same level for the May 7 announcement when I hope my name will be on the final list."

That's all for today, folks! Come back tomorrow for more of the day's media speculation on mcfc.co.uk.


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