ergio Aguero has kick started the season in stunning fashion and hopes such scoring form can guide Manchester City to Champions League glory.

The 28-year-old fired in a hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s men navigated past Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach with consummate ease at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

The striker, who has an agreement is in place to remain at City until 2020, already totals nine goals in just five appearances this campaign.

 

‘I’m really happy with the way we have started the season. It’s always important to start playing good at home. I think we have made a great performance today (Wednesday),’ said the Argentine.

‘We are playing with a different system this year, another way of playing. Each manager has his own style and we are adapting to Pep’s tactics. We worked really hard on the preseason and you are still doing every day.’

During his spell at Manchester City Aguero has clinched the Premier League title and Capital One Cup but is targeting European glory by lifting the Champions League with the club.

‘I still have three years more here. I hope to achieve that at some point as it’s really important for any player. Obviously the Champions League is not easy, there are a lot of fantastic teams as well. But my idea and club’s idea is the same: try to win this competition’

Last season under Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League but Aguero insists the club could make another step forward due to their summer acquisitions on and off the pitch

‘I think today we played really good, but there are other teams that are more candidates. Barcelona, Madrid or Bayern are the type of teams that are always there. We have been working and improving in the last three years,’ added Aguero.

 Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho drives into training on Thursday

The club has signed new players and a new coach in order to keep improving and we are ready to achieve a Champions League final. I don’t know if it is going to be this year, but we will try.’

The Argentina international hailed the impact of new manager Guardiola with Manchester City collecting victories in all seven of the Spaniard’s fixtures in charge.

 ‘I’m really happy with the new manager. According to my style of playing, he is one of the managers that have helped me most in my career. Despite in the Premier League, and my last season at Atletico, I’ve improved in my game near the box and scoring goals, with Pep I will get even more chances.’

Guardiola’s squad, who arrived back in training on Thursday, host Bournemouth back at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as they aim to maintain their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

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