Kun's Tune: How injuries interrupted a beautiful Argentinian waltz
When reflecting on the season of Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, it tells the tale of two recurring themes – that being goals and injuries, and both in abundance.
Kun Agüero has been back to his goal scoring best this season with the Argentina international racking up 16 goals in just 21 games in the Premier League, including two impressive braces against Tottenham and local rivals Manchester United. The former Atletico Madrid hit man has complimented his league form with 5 goals in 5 games in the domestic cup competitions and 6 in 6 in the Champions League, bringing his total for the season up to 27 in just 32 appearances so far.
To add to this, when Agüero’s not been scoring he’s been creating chances in abundance. The Argentine has created 30 goal scoring chances in the Premier League alone this season, 6 of which have been converted, and has added a further 2 assists to his name in the Champions League.
The prowess’s of Agüero become even more impressive when you consider that he has had his season constantly interrupted by a host of niggling injuries. His injury problems started early on with a knee injury keeping him from taking part in any pre-season matches before an ankle and a recurrence of hamstring injuries have since seen him miss roughly four months of football (not consecutively) this term.
Despite these injuries, Agüero has been the fundamental component in Manchester City’s title challenge this season. Whether he’s been scoring goals or creating them, or just wreaking havoc in general, Agüero’s season will definitely be regarded as a successful one, regardless of whether or not Man City win the league. Having disappointed last season in front of goal (by his standards at least) City fans will have been delighted to see their key man in flying form once more and can surely look forward to more of the same next season.
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