Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero made history on Saturday when he drew level with Eric Brook at the top of the club’s all-time goalscorers’ list and his teammate John Stones lavished praise on the Argentine hitman.
“He is top class,” Stones was quoted as saying by the club website.
Aguero’s strike in the 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday was his 177th goal since his arrival in the summer of 2011.
“When he came into the Premier League I was watching him, sat at home. Top player,” the 23-year-old Stones gushed.
Pep Guardiola rested Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling for the Burnley game but the Citizens showcased their impressive depth as they eased past Sean Dyche’s men, who had been unbeaten on the road this season till Saturday.
Aguero now has scored seven in the league this season, topping the charts with Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, while Jesus has six strikes to his name. Sterling has racked up six while fellow winger Leroy Sane isn’t far behind with a tally of five.
City have scored an incredible 32 times in eight game so far to top the Premier League and many feel the Citizens are heavy favourites to lift the league title, considering they have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table.
Stones has been with Aguero just one season, but, clearly, has seen enough to get impressed by the 30-year-old Argentine’s qualities.
“The strikers are in form now. The competition in training is making them want to be better and score more goals,” Stokes revealed as he added, “When they are on the pitch, they have got to take their chances and that is what they are doing. I’m sure Kun will break the record and deservedly so because he is a top-class player.”