LIGA - FC Barcelona: why Sergio Agüero did not take number 10

20.10.2021 08:20 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA - FC Barcelona: why Sergio Agüero did not take number 10
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Sergio Agüero is gradually returning: after being summoned and then entered into play for the first time with FC Barcelona in the victory against Valencia (2-1), the Argentine striker is present in Ronald Koeman's group for the match against Dynamo Kiev as part of Matchday 3 of the Champions League.

Present at a press conference before the Dutch coach, the former Manchester City scorer explained his choice to wear the number 19, and not the 10, worn by his compatriot Lionel Messi before his departure this summer at Paris Saint-Germain .

“It was a decision taken from the start when I signed, because I took it with the Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands and also in the national team. Leo had the 10 but when Pique and other people at the club told me about the 10, I had already asked for the 19. In addition, the 10 is very suitable for Ansu (Fati, editor's note) and I am very happy that he returned to competition as well. He has a special talent and I must thank him for being with us, ” he explained at a press conference.