Sergio Agüero has had a sensational start to his first year under Pep Guardiola, scoring in every one of his three games and bagging six goals already for Manchester City in the early stages of the season. Kun's phenomenal early form has been one of the key factors in City's perfect record so far.
But Agüero isn't just tasked with scoring goals. Guardiola's system demands the striker to initiate the high pressing the Catalan coach likes to use in order to recover the ball quickly. Sergio wasn't used to working so hard defensively, but he's clearly putting in the effort for his new manager, and the Argentinean has certainly been the star of the show in August, both on and off the ball.
Speaking to the club's website, Agüero made it clear he's happy to work hard for Guardiola, which is something he tries to do with every manager:
”Pep has changed the way we have been playing in previous years. In my case, he's very demanding of me. I need to be the player who starts the pressure and with my pressure the rest of the teammates will join me and keep up the pressure.
“I'm happy to do that. I need to keep improving even more. Also, to me his arrival is great because with his way of play I'll have more chances to score and hopefully we will be able to win more games.
“I always respect the style of play every manager has. I try to adapt myself about what the manager wants as fast as possible.
“Pep has brought a way of play he has always used. We need to get used to it as soon as possible and I'm also enjoying the new concepts he's teaching us. We need to keep working this way.”
The striker hopes to end his fantastic first month with another great performance against West Ham United on Sunday, with a victory guaranteeing the Citizens will head into the international break on top of the Premier League. Agüero is expecting a tough game from the visitors, and he knows this match has as big an impact as any other, and will look to continue his form to keep City's status as title challengers:
“It's a difficult match because West Ham always put us in trouble. They are always tough defensively - it won't be easy but Guardiola is already working on planning the match and stopping them from hurting us. It's going to be a good match but it won't be easy.
“In the Premier League, any team can be your rival. Last season we expected other teams to be on top: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal... and in the end it was Leicester City who won. Nothing is decided at the beginning of the season. It will start to be decided as of January/February when we will know who are the likely candidates to win the trophy.”