Sergio Aguero credits goal-scoring form to healthy diet
Sergio Aguero increased his goal tally to 25 for the season with a hat-trick over Queens Park Rangers in Sunday’s 6-0 win. The Argentine striker has now scored 25 league goals making him the top goal scorer in the EPL this season.
His league goal tally this season is also the highest he has had at Manchester City in a single season since moving to the club in 2011 from Atletico Madrid.
A major deterrent in keeping his goal tally from reaching such heights in the past has been a string of injuries that have plagued him for the last two years. However, Aguero claimed that a new diet has helped him get fitter and that he hopes it will help his career.
The current season remains to be one of those rare seasons where Aguero has remained fit for the most part. Apart from a knee injury in December that ruled him out for approximately six weeks, the Manchester City forward has seldom been injured.
When asked, Aguero went on to say, “I had to change a lot of things, starting with my food. I needed a healthier way of life. I went to a doctor in Italy and he checked everything we did, and I had to change quite a bit – no more pasta, no more sugar and no meat, which I used to eat quite a bit because Argentinian meat is very good.
“Hopefully, this season has proved that it has worked and I can stay the same until the end of my career. In training sessions I was struggling a little bit last season. For example, after every three training sessions I had to stop – so I have improved in that.
“I have also had to have a lot of treatment after training sessions as well – now I hope I can stay like this until the end of my career.”
In spite of bettering the scoring records set by Diego Costa and Harry Kane, Aguero is a significant absentee from the PFA team of the year. The City forward is likely to finish the season on top of the goalscoring charts with the nearest competitor 5 goals behind him with only 2 more games to go.