Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has revealed that he was close to missing this year’s FIFA World Cup due to a serious knee injury that had troubled him for five years.
Aguero was included in coach Jorge Sampaoli’s 35-man provisional squad for the World Cup which was released earlier this week.
The Premier League and League Cup winner with Manchester City this season, says that the surgery he underwent has healed the knee problem.
The procedure was done by the famed Ramon Cugat, Pep Guardiola’s most trusted doctor in Barcelona.
“After five years, my knee feels like new,” Aguero told TyC Sports.
“I always had problems in that area and now I feel different, now I can flex it and it’s a great relief.
“Since 2013 I’d been suffering with my knee and if I hadn’t had the operation, I could have missed the World Cup.”
And when asked if there is still any chance of he and his best friend Lionel Messi playing together at club level, the 29-year-old said:“I believe it’s impossible,” Sergio responded bluntly.
“There were possibilities before, but we’re at an age where Leo is going to stay at Barcelona and I will stay at City, for now.”