Sergio Aguero gave his first interview to the media on Thursday "after two years without doing one," as he revealed in the chat with RAC1.
During half an hour he spoke about a range of subjects, from signing for Barça to Lionel Messi's departure. Here are the best phrases from the Argentina striker:
Didn't want to leave after Messi exit
"I don't understand why they spoke about that. When I signed, Leo hadn't signed anything still. At no moment was there an exit clause."
“When we spoke money with Barca, I knew they weren't doing well financially, but I told my agent the money didn't matter, I wanted to go to Barcelona, sort it out. It wasn't a problem. It was obvious I wasn't going to earn what I earned at City here."
"I didn't ask him much about it. He told he it was to be sorted out. I thought 'good' but I didn't ask every day. I didn't speak about it anymore and then on the Thursday, I was in shock, like everyone."
"Barcelona always have to fight for every trophy. I don't think we're favourites for the Champions League, but the other teams will have respect for us. Maybe people don't expect much from us in the Champions League, but watch out."
“I won't mark down numbers, but what I want is to win trophies. It's the only thing that interests me. This is a team, we need everyone. If I score, hopefully it earns three points or gets us into the next round. I want to reach the end of the season and win trophies, not say I have scored 15 or 30 goals. That's what's important."
“It's a painful one, close to the calf, and you have to respect the calf. It can seem you're OK and then annoy you again. It's better to comply with the time frame for the recovery, but the last scan was really good."
"We get on well. You notice he's direct and that's good for players. It's not easy to be a coach and he makes it easy by being direct and saying what he thinks, if he likes something or not, he will tell you. That's preferable for a player than someone quiet who you can't read."