Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says his interest for the season is to win trophies and not to fight for the top scorer award with Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Aguero and Ibrahimovic have both started the season well, with pundits tipping both strikers to go neck-in-neck for the top scorer award this season but the Argentine says City’s quest for title is of more importance to him.
“Both Ibrahimovic and I have started the season in great shape, both scoring goals. But I’m not thinking about competing with him. I compete against myself. I try to improve myself from the season before.
“If I am able to do as well as the previous season then I will keep growing as a player. That’s my goal and also improving as a team. Always my goal is to improve myself compared to the year before.
“My goal here at Manchester City every year is to win trophies. The main goal in terms of trophies is to do well in the Champions League, then the Premier League and the rest of the trophies.
“It’s always better to win as much as possible. It’s difficult to win everything, but we have a great team to be able to win a trophy by the end of the season. We all expect to perform well in the Premier League and try to win the trophy, and also to perform great in the Champions League. Always the goal in our minds is to win a trophy.”
Aguero has began the season in fine form, scoring three times in two Premier League games and scoring a Champions League hat-trick against Steaua Bucharest — despite missing two penalties in that match.
Ibrahimovic has also hit the ground running, after arriving at rivals Manchester United in the summer.