Pablo Zabaleta insisted team-mate Sergio Aguero is sturdy adequate to handle the loss of his place in Manchester City’s beginning XI.
Aguero has identified himself out of Pep Guardiola’s line-up, using the City boss opting for Gabriel Jesus for the past 3 successive games.
Soon after getting left on the bench for City’s 2-1 Premier League win more than Swansea City on Sunday, Aguero – who has scored 11 league goals this season – failed to guarantee his future at the Etihad Stadium.
Even so, fellow Argentina international Zabaleta will not be concerned, saying: “He will probably be okay, he’s a mature guy.
“Listen, years ago it was [Carlos] Tevez, [Mario] Balotelli, [Edin] Dzeko and Kun [Aguero].
“It’s not the very first time he’s been dropped. We will need a sturdy squad to win titles.”
Guardiola has preferred a 4-3-3 formation this term, which means Aguero and recruit Jesus are vying for the lead striking part.
And Zabaleta conceded there could only be space for one of the forwards.
“Of course, when the manger decides to play them both with each other, they could do that,” added Zabaleta.
“But we play inside a 4-3-3 with a single central striker, two wingers wide. That’s why likely at the moment a single of them requires to play up front on his own.”
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