Aguero breaks PL record but Guardiola ranks Messi ahead with unusual praise
- Sergio Aguero has become the leading foreign goalscorer in the Premier League.
- Pep says Messi is the best striker he has ever coached, nonetheless.
- He adds that Leo is not just the best '10' — he is the best in almost every position.
When asked whether Sergio Aguero was the best striker Pep Guardiola has ever coached, the former Barcelona boss answered:
"The best is Messi."
After that, the reporter asked him if Aguero was the best No. 9.
"Messi is the best No. 9, No. 10, No. 11, No. 6, No.5, No. 4," Pep said.
Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero has become the best foreigner in terms of goals scored in the English Premier League. Argentina forward has now bagged 177 goals for Manchester City.
Still, Messi remains the leading goalscorer under Josep Guardiola. During Pep's reign at Barca, Leo scored 138 goals. Just to mention, Aguero, his closest pursuer, has scored 75 so far.
What's more special, Leo Messi still leads the way in Guardiola's assisting rankings with 59. Kevin de Bruyne, however, will likely surpass the Argentine soon as the Belgian has registered 52 passes to a goal under Pep.
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