A few Manchester City supporters have been reacting on social media after Pep Guardiola confirmed that Sergio Aguero will not be fit to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Guardiola noted after Sunday’s 5-0 demolition of basement boys Norwich City that Aguero will not be fit to feature against Real Madrid when Los Blancos travel to the Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Aguero has not shown enough signs of progress in his rehabilitation from a knee injury to warrant consideration for the Round of 16 clash, having missed the Sky Blues’ last eight Premier League fixtures.
His absence since last month’s win over Burnley meant he could not add to his 16 goals scored over 24 top-flight appearances this term, which only Raheem Sterling (20 goals in 33 games) could better.
News of Aguero being ruled out of Friday night’s Champions League affair with Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid has left a few Citizens supporters fearing for what is to come.
Huge blow that
— True city Fan ™ (@PatrickChitokwe) July 27, 2020
— Atshaam (@Atshaam9) July 26, 2020
Not all Man City fans are as concerned about their side’s chances of beating Real Madrid without Aguero leading the line, as some have faith in what Jesus, Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne will be capable of against the La Liga champions.
While Jesus failed to score in City’s last two FA Cup fixtures, the Brazilian scored 14 goals in 34 Premier League appearances this season – including four in his last five games – and the Sky Blues have not dropped points in a game in which the 23-year-old has found the back of the net this season.
As much as I’d like to have him, I’m very confident in Gabi’s capacity to replace him. Aguero was fit for the first leg and we won without him. We can do this boys 💪🏻
— KDBallon d’Or (@LostAbove) July 26, 2020
Jesús 🇧🇷 🤙🏾 on the left with Sterling on the right like did start today and K. De Bruyne 🇧🇪 as false 9. Let him go free moving where he wants. Even today did demostrate he plays better coming from left side 🤔😌. Moving free. Is more than clever and great vision to move the ball
— J@vi (@jdiazm11) July 26, 2020
Jesus’ form is not to say all City fans feel he is up to the task of taking it to Real Madrid, with some hoping Guardiola was playing mind games when he stated: “No, I think it will not be possible for the timing.”
Make him fit then my 👑
— mr gilbert (@officalgilbert) July 26, 2020
— ã:) (@ScottCarsonSZN) July 26, 2020
.. so he’ll be fit then. 🤣
— Jason (@JaseCutler) July 26, 2020