Sky Sports: Aguero out for Wembley revenge
- 22 February 2016 07:37
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
City’s Capital One Cup final against Liverpool is less than a week away and attention has already started to turn towards our latest Wembley adventure.
Although the Blues are currently sandwiched between a defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round and Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash, the previews have started to emerge for our showdown with Jurgen Klopp’s Merseyside outfit.
We kick off our media round-up with Sergio Aguero who has been speaking to Sky Sports about the game and touching upon the motivation driving him and his teammates following City’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool at the Etihad earlier this season.
"It is a final, so they will give everything they can," Aguero told Sky Sports.. "It is probably their best chance of a trophy and they will want to make their fans happy by giving their best performance.
"We expect a difficult game bearing in mind the defeat earlier in the season, but we will be going all out for some sort of revenge. They played well, but hopefully we have learnt from that and will get our own back in the final."
"I try to play a normal game, forget it is a final, and do not make any special plans.
“However, it is a funny one as sometimes the team that plays the worst in a final ends up winning.
"What it is all about is eliminating individual errors, ironing out mistakes as they can be costly in games. There is no forgiveness in finals like there can be in the league, you need to be 100 per cent focused and concentrated going into the game and do not make one little error that might cost us the final."
Elsewhere this morning, Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to name six teenagers in the line-up against Chelsea yesterday inevitably makes a number of headlines.
Despite City losing the game 5-1, all of the debutants advanced their reputations in some way but Aleix and Manu Garcia were singled out for special praise in Sky’s take on the game.
Adam Bate wrote: “This was an accomplished performance by the 18-year-old [Manu] as he showcased a series of nice touches - at one point gliding away from Cesc Fabregas - and also working hard tracking back with Baba Rahman.
“His best moment came in the build-up to City's goal as he traded passes with namesake Aleix Garcia to fashion the opening.”
On Aleix, Bate wrote: “He was on hand to play the aforementioned one-two for City's goal and that was just one example of his astute use of the ball.
“Garcia made more passes than any of his team-mates - 69 in total, with 90 per cent of them finding a City shirt. He also made five interceptions. Nobody made more.”
Finally, Joe Hart has been discussing his love affair with the club.
The goalkeeper, who remained on the bench for yesterday’s game, has hinted that he would like to finish his career at the Etihad Stadium in an interview featuring on the MEN website.
Hart said: "I want to be remembered as someone who loved this club and loved playing for this club.
"I was here first, then Vinny came charging through the door and about two weeks later Zaba came.
"I was told they were both central midfielders! I’ve seen Zaba age, that’s how long we’ve been together.
"But it’s good that we’ve been together this long and I think we need to be here. We need to be a part of it.
"I think it’s nice to have us as bedrocks."