Sergio Aguero says Manchester City are focused on finishing in the Premier League’s top four and not catching leaders Liverpool after returning to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday.
The Premier League champions bounced back from Friday’s capitulation at Wolves with three points this evening, Aguero opening the scoring in the second half at the Etihad with a fine finish before Kevin de Bruyne doubled the host’s advantage and secured the points late on.
Despite the win Man City were once again lacklustre and struggled to dominate proceedings, Aguero’s opener their first shot on target of the contest, whilst the Argentine’s goal also left Sheffield United aggrieved after referee Chris Kavanagh appeared to impede John Fleck’s controlling of the ball in the build-up.
Lys Mousset also saw an opener for Chris Wilder’s side disallowed following the intervention of VAR for an offside, and Aguero admits the result and not the performance was the most important thing against their stubborn and resilient opponents.
“Today we had to win. We are happy because we need the three points,” Aguero told Sky Sports.
”I play with good players so to score goals for me it is easy. Always Pep makes sure we focus every game and we are training hard.”
Victory leaves City in third in the Premier League, one point behind Leicester and 14 adrift of leaders Liverpool.
Aguero concedes it will be difficult for the champions to catch the Merseyside outfit as they bid to defend their crown, and says City’s focus is on securing a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.
Speaking on the club’s hopes for the rest of the season, Aguero added: “Now Liverpool is too hard.
”We have to focus just on winning because we need to play Champions League next season. We have to play the same way and see what happens.”