Manchester City will now assess Sergio Aguero after the Argentine limped off in City’s 3-1 victory over Southampton yesterday.
However, manager Manuel Pellegrini allayed all the fears which suggested City’s top scorer faces another long spell on the sidelines but didn’t able to clear out the confusion with his explanation regarding Aguero’s latest injury.
The 27-year-old Argentine striker, who was never in Pellegrini’s plan to complete the full 90 minutes, landed awkwardly on his ankle, Pellegrini after the match described the injury as a minor problem in the heel.
“I spoke with Sergio before the game and he was not going to play more than 65 minutes,” the manager revealed in the news conference. “He receives a kick in his heel, but it was nothing important. We will see tomorrow [Sunday].”
The Argentina international also had no sock on the right foot as he walked towards his car. When asked by the reporters if he would be fit to feature next week, when Manchester City travel to Stoke City, Aguero with a big smile answered: “Tomorrow!”
Aguero after missing seven matches with a hamstring injury before returning to training last week had never been likely to be included in the starting eleven of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash with Hull.
“We will see, not because he had a kick in his heel but because he played already three games in a row,” he further said. “It is very important to see the medical staff and will decide on Tuesday which is the starting 11 against Hull.”
Manchester City, who lost to Liverpool and Juventus in their previous two encounters, returned to winning ways last night. The Chilean boss is satisfied with the performance.
“It was a very important reaction. It was not an easy week. We just won one point from six [in the Premier League] so it was very important to win against a difficult team that was unbeaten away.
“If you want to be involved in title, you cannot drop more points at home.”