Atletico Madrid spouts his mouth off and gives Craven Cottage side even more motivation to win in Hamburg.
Sergio Aguero has played down Fulham’s chances of winning the Europa League after insisting Atletico Madrid deserve the trophy on the back of their European heritage.
The Primera Liga side won the old Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962 and have competed in the UEFA Champions League for the last two seasons and Aguero, 21, reckons Atletico have every right to feel that they are the favourites in Wednesday’s showpiece.
The highly-rated Argentine forward insists the Spanish outfit do not fear Roy Hodgson’s side, despite the Cottagers’ fine run to the final which has included the scalps of Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg.
“If we analyse the history and the statistics in Europe, Atletico are superior to Fulham,” Aguero told the Daily Star. (Sky Sports)
Now no one is saying that what Sergio Aguero is saying is not correct, of course it is, but what does he have to gain from saying it? Nothing. What could he stand to lose from saying it? Well you can guarantee this is the kind of thing that Roy Hodgson can print out and pin to the dressing room door before Fulham march out to take on the La Liga strugglers.
It would be akin to Frank Lampard going on record before the FA Cup Final to state “We are so much better than Portsmouth, they don’t stand a chance”.
Personally I feel that Fulham will have enough to beat Atletico Madrid who have had a torrid season. What do you lot think?