x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Sergio Aguero will just do his best

"Chance for me to change the league", says the striker who wants to help Manchester City grow.

Aguero finished his debut with a superlative goal in the injury time.
Aguero finished his debut with a superlative goal in the injury time.

MANCHESTER // Fresh from making one of the most remarkable debuts in recent years, Sergio Aguero believes he could change the Premier League by making his new club the champions.

The Argentina striker scored twice on his Manchester City bow, despite only appearing for the last half-hour of Monday's 4-0 win over Swansea City, and immediately targeted the title this season.

The 23 year old cost the FA Cup holders £38 million (Dh226m), and although he has not had a full pre-season because of his involvement in the Copa America, he made an immediate impact when Roberto Mancini introduced him during the club's first league game of the season.

Aguero said: "I have just played for a few minutes but it was great to get my first goal, and that one at the end.

"Now I want to keep it going. This is a team that is growing and developing and I want to help them do that. This is a chance for me to change the league. This is a team with a lot of quality, I know it is a competitive league but we are here to win it in the end."

Compared by his manager to Romario, the Brazil legend, Aguero scored from close range eight minutes into his City career. Sandwiching an assist to enable David Silva to open his account for the season, he added a superlative 25-yard effort in injury time.

It was a goal worthy of his father-in-law, the Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona, and the former Atletico Madrid forward said: "We talk a lot and for sure he will have seen my second goal.

"I think he will call me in a couple of minutes to congratulate me. I think he will come to watch me when he has some time because at the minute he is working in Dubai [coaching Al Wasl]. But as when I was in Madrid he will come and watch some games."

Aguero may have been signed to replace Carlos Tevez, who wants a club closer to his homeland. But with the former captain still at the Etihad Stadium, it raises the intriguing prospect of the two Argentines being paired in attack if Tevez stays.

"I have a very good relationship with him but this is a thing that Carlos will decide," Aguero said.

"Whatever he decides I will keep supporting him because we are very good friends. If Roberto [Mancini] wants me to play with [Edin] Dzeko I will do it. If it is another player or with Carlos, I will do it.

"I will just do my best. I have had a good start and now I want to continue to work to help the team."

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