Manchester City's Sergio Aguero eyes Ballon D'or success

Segio Aguero Argentina

Manchester City striker is aiming to join the greats as a Ballon D'or winner, and believes he can hit that target as a Premier League player.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero secured the Premier League Golden Boot last season, netting 26 times in 33 top-flight outings, yet did not do enough to feature in the PFA Team of the Year as Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Chelsea's Diego Costa were selected ahead of him.

The Argentina international is, however, aiming high and intends to win the Ballon D'or despite being in a league where Eden Hazard is currently considered to be the star performer - as the reigning PFA Player of the Year.

In order to win the Ballon D'or, the 27-year-old will have to find a way of breaking the seven-year stranglehold Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi have had on the trophy, with there no indication at present that their standards are about to slip.

The last time someone other than Ronaldo or Messi was crowned the best player on the planet came back in 2007, when Kaka claimed the award as an AC Milan player.

"The truth is that I would be very happy with the Ballon D'or, I had a great year, I missed some games but the season has been very good," Aguero told Sky Sports.

"The Premier League has this vision where they want everybody in the world to watch it so I have plenty of chances to at least be nominated for the Ballon D'or.

"I think for any player it's important. Playing in the Premier League obviously I have a lot of opportunities."

City's record in the Champions League is something that needs improvement, with money so far unable to buy success.

Manuel Pellegrini appears to be getting another chance in the hot-seat but will have to adjust tactically when taking charge in Europe's main competition next season.

“Every year City try to improve the team and while I don’t know how it will be next season obviously the club always wants us to win titles," added Aguero.

"City are prepared to win titles every year, obviously the Champions League is a great competition and I think that City are doing everything to win it.

“The truth is yes, I’m very happy. I’m enjoying these four years that I’ve had at City and there are still many more years to come. I’m very happy.”

The Manchester outfit finished second in the Premier League last season behind champions Chelsea. They lacked quality in several departments, including at the back, but up front they have no problem scoring goals when Aguero is available.

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