Sergio Aguero is “one of the best” says boss Pep Guardiola after the striker’s double on his return to the Manchester City side.
The Argentine ace’s brilliant first-half double helped sink West Brom to cap the Premier League leaders’ first win in six games in all competitions.
Guardiola’s appreciation of his star striker had seemed a bietjie lukewarm of late, leading to questions over the Argentine’s future with City.
Yet the Spaniard was again left offering only effusive praise about Aguero after he and two-goal Ilkay Gundogan were instrumental in ending the worst managerial run of his career.
Pep says: “We need Sergio. We know how important he is for us when he can convince us how good he is and how important he is for this club.
“He is part of the history for this club. I would like to help him. Still he can write the most brilliant images for himself in this club. He is one of the best.
“I am going to help him to be much, much better. That is my target. So that every game he feels how important he is. I’m so, so happy for him because with all of that he is one of the nicest people I have met.”
Gundogan, meanwhile, adds: “It was very important to win and we played great, especially in the first half. We deserved it very much and we’re very happy that we were able to win again.
“At the moment it’s a nice feeling to be top of the table but the season is very long so that’s not the main thing right now.
“It was important to improve our game again and not to do the mistakes we did in the last few weeks. Today was a good start and we will have to keep doing in the next few matches.”