Sergio Aguero is on course to beat closest rivals Harry Kane and Diego Costa to the Golden Boot award at the end of the season, but the striker has revealed that he would rather be competing for the Premier League title than any personal accolade.
The Argentine, despite having endured a disrupted season through injury, has scored 22 domestic goals so far this season – two more than Spurs hit-man Kane and three more than Chelsea forward Costa – and could add to his tally when City take on Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and Southampton in their remaining league fixtures.
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Aguero is concerned by team awards more than recognition for his individual success, but admits that, given the Citizen’s disappointing season, he would be delighted to finish the campaign as the top scorer in England’s top flight.
“I’d rather be competing for the top position of the Premier League,” Aguero told the Daily Star.
“I always say goals are worth more when they let us make great achievements as a team,” he added.
“But that’s no longer a possibility, so I hope I keep doing things right in these last three games so we can reach the best position possible and so I can be the top goal-scorer this season.
“I’d be hugely proud of achieving that goal in the games that remain.”
The 26-year-old has netted 28 times in all competitions for Manchester City, but – in spite of his excellent form in front of goal – his side are to finish the season empty-handed.
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