By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, just before his game in London against Chelsea, revealed his most wanted need in his team.
Manchester City has been without a major striker following Sergio Aguero’s exit to Barcelona. Aguero left for Barcelona at the end of last season as City’s all-time record goalscorer and has not been replaced.
City’s bid to land England captain Harry Kane failed in the transfer window, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy not willing to let his prized forward go.
“Always I had strikers in my career,” Guardiola said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea.
“Like goalkeepers, strikers are the biggest specialist position. I played with Samuel Eto’o, Thierry Henry, (Lionel) Messi, (Robert) Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, Sergio for a few years here.
“The club needs in the next years a striker. When it’s not possible, it’s not possible, we move on with the fantastic squad we have.”
Guardiola continued, “Strikers are strikers, but they are the most difficult players to take (from other clubs),” said Guardiola.
“We were privileged to have Sergio for many years. Unfortunately he was out injured last season and we survived without him. With him we knew we had something extra.
“We have two options: complaining or working with the exceptional players we have.
“We don’t have this weapon like United, Chelsea or Tottenham. We don’t have the player to score 25 goals, we have to do it as a team.”he concluded.
Apparently, Manchester United and Chelsea have landed better strikers than Manchester City.