Manchester City forward, Sergio Aguero feels the mechanisms are in place for the Blues to retain the Premier League title for the first time in the club’s history.
City sit top of the table, two points clear of second-placed Liverpool, after outclassing Manchester United with a 3-1 victory before the international break.
Pep Guardiola’s side are still to taste defeat in the league this season, and Aguero says he is confident of keeping the trophy at the Etihad.
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“It’s not easy to win the Premier League again, to do it back to back, but in the dressing room I see the same energy, the same attitude as last season in my team-mates, and that makes me feel confident,” he told Sky Sports.
“So if we keep doing the same things, keeping focus, I think we have a big chance to win it back to back. We know our style of play, how to press, the build-up and all of the movements because we have been playing together for a long time, and we have almost the same players as last season.
“It’s going to depend on us, and if we manage to keep our focus on the goal, we can make it happen.”
Aguero has been in fine form this season, scoring 11 goals in 15 City appearances, and the 30-year-old says a successful arthroscopy operation at the end of last season has given him a new lease of life.
“Yeah, it all comes from my discomfort in my knee,” he said, when asked if he feels fitter now.
“I had been suffering for a long time, had a lot of medical treatment and physio here at the club.
“I had some discomfort, and then at the end of last season I decided to go for surgery before the World Cup.
“Since then, I feel great, I don’t feel pain at all, and that’s probably why I’m enjoying it more and feeling fitter.”
The Argentine remains Guardiola’s first-choice striker, and he says his game has adapted to the Catalan manager’s taste.
“Luckily I am doing well and Pep is happy,” he added.
“I try to do the things he wants, and help the team, I’m obviously the first guy who starts the pressing and that’s why I can do it more often.
“I feel really happy now, and hopefully I don’t need to think of any more injuries and can enjoy my last few years here at the club, and especially winning trophies.”
Aguero has been absent from every Argentina squad since the World Cup, where the Albiceleste were knocked out by France at the round-of 16 stage, and City’s record scorer believes the six-weekly break is of great value for him.
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“I didn’t know, and I realise now how important those breaks are because it helps you to clear your head,” he added.
“It helps a lot to be honest, and now we are back to the routine and will focus on football until the next break in March.”