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Guardiola backs Aguero over trip to Amsterdam

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Pep Guardiola says he has no problem with Sergio Aguero spending a day off in Amsterdam which ended with the Manchester City striker suffering injuries in a car crash.

Guardiola said the information the club had was that the player had broken a rib after a taxi taking him to an Amsterdam airport following a music concert was involved in an accident late on Thursday night.

City's Spanish coach does not yet know the extent of Aguero's injuries and how long he will be out for, but said he was relaxed about Aguero spending the day overseas and will not put restrictions on his squad's free time in the future.

"A day off is to be happy," Guardiola said at his Friday afternoon press conference.

"I am a trainer who doesn't want to train every day because they (the players) need to rest, mentally and physically."

Guardiola does expect Aguero to miss Saturday's match against Chelsea and Argentina's World Cup qualifiers early next month at the very least.

"The first impression is he has broken a rib but the number of days he will be out, I don't know," Guardiola added.