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•Says Guardiola can lead City to glory
Lionel Messi has backed Pep Guardiola to lead Manchester City to glory – and warned his Barcelona teammates to be wary of Sergio Aguero.
Messi and Barca are in England for tonight’s Champions Leaguec clash with Manchester City, with the Argentinian genius looking to maintain his 100 per cent record at the Etihad.
Comparing Aguero to close friend and Barca team-mate Luis Suarez, Messi told SunSport: “Kun is a very simple and easy-going person, a great lad and, as a striker, one of the best. As is Luis.
“They are different but, if you want to look at it like that, either of them can decide a game. They are both very decisive.”
Whichever side comes out on top tonight, Messi is convinced that City success is on the horizon under Guardiola.
The Barcelona superstar added: “City are a great team. They have always been a great team each year we have faced them but now, by having Pep, they will grow more through his work.”