Manuel Pellegrini has backed Sergio Aguero to produce his best on Wednesday night and fire Manchester City into the Champions League final.
City take on Real Madrid, with star striker Aguero having scored just twice in Europe this term and having failed to get a shot on target in his last four Champions League games.
But Pellegrini says Aguero – who he has hailed as one of Europe’s finest players – will deliver when it matters to send City into the final at the expense of the Spanish giants.
“I always say the big games are always decided by the best technical players,” said Pellegrini.
“We have Sergio and I’m sure we will see him have a good performance.”
Pellegrini also warned his players not to focus too much on Real star man Cristiano Ronaldo, who returns tonight having missed the first leg through injury.
“Cristiano will always be a different player,” said the City boss. “He scores a lot of goals and has throughout his six years here.
“But I don’t think Real are just Ronaldo. We must work as a team defending and attacking. Not just against Ronaldo, but against Real Madrid.
“Our motivation must be to reach a final, which we’ve never done before, against a great team in a beautiful stadium.
“It’s important tomorrow because it’s high pressure but we have the personality and the football to beat them.
“Everyone must trust in their team – we trust in ours and I hope we can demonstrate it in the 90 minutes.”
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