SERGIO AGUERO has admitted he did nothing but “scratch his balls” before he scored THAT goal to kickstart a decade of success for Manchester City.
The now-retired Argentine striker, 33, scored right at the death against QPR back in 2012 to win the game 3-2 and prevent arch-rivals Manchester United winning the Premier League title in a thrilling finish.
Who can forget Sky Sports’ commentator Martin Tyler screaming: “Agueeeerroooooo”?
It was one of the greatest finishes to a league season ever in England – or across the globe, for that matter.
But Aguero – who has been immortalised with his own statue outside the Etihad – has admitted he did little else that day.
In 2020, the legendary striker claimed: “I didn’t do anything that game. I came on and scratched my balls for the whole game!
“I only received a kick in the back and did nothing else… until the goal.
“I swear, guys, that I didn’t want to kick the ball like I did… I didn’t want to put it there.
“If I had it kicked like I really wanted, it would have hit the defenders in the way and it wouldn’t have been a goal. But luckily I scored.”
The former Atletico Madrid and Barcelona striker – now City’s greatest ever goalscorer with 260 goals – was speaking on his YouTube channel.
He has nearly 275,000 subscribers, and his Twitch channel, where he shows live the games he plays, he has 1.27million followers and 3.8m views.
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At the time of his interview, Aguero had uploaded videos playing FIFA 20 against the likes of Miguel Layun and Sergio Reguilon, as well as chats with Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry.
In one of his clips, the City forward recorded himself watching and commenting the highlights of that epic City match against QPR.
Watching that clip, Aguero was very critical with Rangers’ ex-City midfielder Joey Barton, who was sent off after elbowing Carlos Tevez and kicking Aguero from behind.
Aguero said: “He kicked Carlitos and then he kicked me! It’s a guy that has been sent off something like 20,000 times in the Premier League.
“He said he was sent off unjustly, but he elbowed Carlos! Luckily I was there to defend him. From Argentine to Argentine, friend to friend. But you just look when he kicked me.
“Look at his face (Barton’s), he’s a madman! He kicked me hard. He looks like a murderer. Everyone should take a picture of his face. But Kompany was there to help me and so did Samir (Nasri).
“Take a look at the video, both Carlitos and me where down in the ground!”
“I can see him (Barton) was shouting at me, but I didn’t understand a word he said. At that time my English was bad, I could only say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘how are you’, ‘I’m fine’… he said lots of things to me, but I didn’t understand.”
Aguero then joked: “But, hey, look at Clichy too! Why didn’t he help me. Clichy, do something, ask me how I am doing. Look at Barton, crazy as shit. I knew I was defended, I had tough guys near me: Kompany, Dzeko, De Jong, Balotelli.”