Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits it’ll be “too hard” for his Team to catch up with Premier League leaders Liverpool.
After the regnant champions slipped up on Fri with a 3-2 loss to Wolves, Liverpool stretched their streak within the English topping to ten matches on Sunday after they beat an equivalent team 1-0 at Anfield due to a first-half goal from Sadio Mane.
City Club back to winning ways that on Sunday evening with a 2-0 success over Sheffield United through goals from Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne, however, they continue to be fourteen points behind last season’s runners-up, WHO have a game in hand thanks to their involvement within the Club World Cup earlier this month.
Currently sitting in third place and one purpose behind second-placed Leicester, Argentine striker Aguero feels his side are out of the running for a 3rd consecutive Premier League title, saying Champions League qualification ought to be their high priority currently.
“Now, Liverpool is just too laborious.
We have to focus simply on winning as a result of we’d like to play Champions League next season,” Aguero, WHO has scored ten goals in fifteen Premier League matches this term, is quoted as saying by Reuters.
“We ought to play an equivalent way and see what happens.”
The 31-year-old isn’t the primary city figure to dismiss the team’s probabilities of leapfrogging the Anfield aspect, as coach pep Guardiola aforesaid earlier this month: “Like everybody says we out, we’ve no probability.
We are brooding about ourselves and also the next game. To think about what percentage ways that to win to be shut could be a stupid thanks to supposing.”
Guardiola repeated that read once more when Sunday’s success – his one hundredth within the Premier League.
“I’m impractical to have confidence [catching Liverpool],” he told reporters. “When a team has the numbers that Liverpool has, why ought to we predict regarding it once we are fourteen or seventeen behind?”
City’s next game is on new year’s Day after they host Everton before turning their attention to fa Cup duty with a home clash against League 2 aspect Port vale.