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Guardiola: I want Aguero to stay at Man City

Pep Guardiola wants the striker to stay for a long time. Credit: PA

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reiterated the fact he would like Sergio Aguero to stay at the Etihad.

The future of the Argentine striker has come under question recently following his dropping to the bench, but Guardiola is adamant he wants his key man to stick around.

I want to be clear again. I am so happy with Sergio and hopefully he can stay for a long time here. I want from deep in my heart he can stay here and play with us.

He is a special player, he is a striker who scores millions of goals in his career. I know for strikers it depends on the moment, but we cannot forget how many goals he scores for us.

– Pep Guardiola


Guardiola faces prospect of equalling worst career run

Guardiola says Man City 'have to win' against Southampton. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola is determined to get Manchester City back to winning ways at the expense of Southampton.

City's midweek humbling by Barcelona in the Champions League extended their winless run to four games.

It is an unfamiliar scenario for manager Guardiola and another disappointing result as Southampton visit in the Premier League on Sunday would equal the worst run of his career.

Only once has former Barca and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola gone five games without a win, at the Nou Camp more than seven years ago.

Guardiola said:

Managers in other parts of the club have to think short and long term but the (team) managers day by day. We are judged on what happens today, so I'm thinking about Southampton.

Of course we have to win because it is four times without a win and we need that. But, at the same time, we were able to win 10 times in a row, so we are now able win four, five or six times.

– Man City manager Pep Guardiola


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