Pep Guardiola has paid glowing tributes to hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero for the striker’s contribution in Manchester City’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town.
Aguero was in excellent form for the Cityzens as they avoided a repeat of the barren draw they experienced last season against David Wagner’s team.
Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, and Terence Kongolo’s own goal also contributed to City’s win, while Jon Gorenc Stankovic netted a consolation for Huddersfield just before the break.
But it was the manner that City defeated the Terriers and how his talisman performed that got Guardiola talking.
“[I’m pleased] with the three points, the way we played,” Guardiola told Sky Sports News. “We started better than last season. We made a good performance in 90 minutes.
“Last season Huddersfield played five at the back. We decided today; we would play with two strikers. All the players made a good performance. We could not attack in this way last year because we did not have Benjamin Mendy [due to a long-term injury], he is so clever to go up and down. When we have, we are able to attack in that way.
“The pass was outstanding, the control by Sergio Aguero. I never saw him like this since I was here, he is in an incredible condition with the ball and without the ball. I thought to take Sergio off before the hat-trick but in the end, it was perfect, he scored a goal and off to a standing ovation.”
Pep Guardiola’s men are currently top of the log after back to back wins, as well as eight goals scored and just one conceded.