Man City's Aguero hopes to reach Champions League latter stages
Jose Mourinho thinks that Manchester City have the best squad in England and that is high praise indeed since the Portuguese has won numerous titles with four different clubs in four different countries. After failing to qualify past the Champions League group stages in the last two seasons, the club has finally managed to see the light of the knockout stages. Despite being a relatively strong group containing the likes of Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow, they have been able to achieve qualification with two games to spare.
City's Sergio Aguero, who has probably been their best player of the season so far, says that the club now hopes to reach the latter stages of the competition. He is aware of the difficulties that lay ahead of City, as they venture into a new world. Speaking to City's official website, he said:
"We've qualified from the group stages and hopefully we can go further. I think we have an excellent squad to progress in the Champions League but we know that it will be difficult.
"We will just wait and see what team we play in the next round and do our best to progress."
City's poor away from in the league has not been a problem for them in Europe. Their two consecutive victories in the last two away matches have been enough to seal their progression. They still trail leaders Bayern Munich by three points, and they still retain the dimmest hope of edging past the current champions to finish top of the group.
Meanwhile, Aguero has simply been excellent for City this season. He seems to have found the goal scoring form that City would have expected when they paid £38 million for him in 2011. He already has 14 goals in just 16 matches and it is impressive even without mentioning the six assists he has created.
This good form is also important for Aguero personally since it gives him a great chance to be in the Argentina squad for the World Cup 2014. Competition for places is intense especially in the striker's role, but Aguero is expected to be on the plane to Brazil.