Is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero underrated in the Premier League?
Last Updated: 12/02/18 11:41pm
Is Sergio Aguero underrated in the Premier League? Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher discussed on Monday Night Football.
The Manchester City striker netted four goals in a 5-1 win against Leicester on Saturday evening, surging him into the race for this season's Premier League Golden Boot award.
But former striker Henry believes Aguero remains underrated despite his achievements since arriving in England, which include two Premier League titles and two League Cup victories.
"No [he doesn't get the credit he deserves]. You have journalists voting for the best player, players voting and if you ask an individual player 'who has been one of the most consistent or the best striker in the league recently' - Harry Kane is coming along - but they would all say Aguero," the Sky Sports pundit said.
"But if you asked them who has been the best player recently or in a certain season and they had to vote, they don't put Aguero.
"Usually the striker gets a little edge on the votes, but somehow he doesn't when all the numbers are showing us that the guy is a winner, a great goalscorer and he put a stamp on it, he won the league with those goals. They were very important."
Aguero currently has the best goals-to-minute ratio in the Premier League, ahead of Kane, Henry and Ruud Van Nistelrooy, and Carragher also questioned why he is not considered among the same company.
Best minutes per goal in the Premier League (min. 25 goals)
|Ruud Van Nistelrooy||95||128|
|Robin Van Persie||144||139.7|
"Why do we not talk about Sergio Aguero as the greatest striker in the Premier League or certainly one of them when there is a big distance between some of the absolute greats in that list," he added.
"I think the surprising thing is that he has only won the Golden Boot once. Sometimes he has picked up knocks and Gabriel Jesus has been playing recently, so he is never the top scorer that often.
"Kane has been the top scorer for the last two or three years and probably will be again this year, he stands out more, but that's the only thing I can think of off the top of my head. He is one of the all-time Premier League greats."
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