Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa provides Sergio Aguero thoughts as Whites await Manchester City

MARCELO Bielsa says the plaudits that Sergio Aguero has earned say it all about his fellow Argentinian's contribution to the Premier League and Manchester City.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:17 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:22 pm

Bielsa will come up against fellow countryman Aguero for the first time this season in Saturday's Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium as Bielsa's Leeds United side face Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders Manchester City.

Prolific marksman and City legend Aguero was out with a knee injury when the two sides last met at Elland Road back in October as part of an epic and enthralling 1-1 draw.

Aguero, who is now 32, will be leaving City at the end of the season and Bielsa says the striker's achievements have rightly been acknowledged by the universal acclaim which he has received.

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CLASS ACT: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero who is leaving Manchester City after a decade at the club. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Asked to describe his fellow countryman's contribution to Manchester City and to the Premier League in this last decade, Bielsa said: "All the recognition and evaluation of his performances recognise how important he has been for Manchester City and for the Premier League."

Aguero was an unused substitute for Tuesday night's Champions League quarter final first leg at home to Borussia Dortmund but started last weekend's Premier League clash at Leicester City and played 63 minutes in a 2-0 victory.

The games are coming thick and fast for City who are chasing an amazing quadruple trophy haul of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.

Bielsa, though, has refuted suggestions that this could be a good time for Leeds to play them.

"Teams like Manchester City are prepared to play two times a week and to play in different competitions," said Bielsa.

"To play in a team like this is not just enough to be good, you have to be able to maintain that competitive spirit every three days."

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