Sergio Aguero has sent a new year message to the fans of Atletico Madrid and hopes to buile upon his impressive start to his La Liga career by improving in 2007.
“I wish the very best for the fans. I really hope we can celebrate together at the end of the season, at the very least, by qualifying for Europe.”
And on a personal level, are you happy with 2006?
“Personally I’m pretty pleased. I’m conscious that I’ve got to stay calm. I’ve not been here at Atletico for very long and I know that I can achieve great things; I want this team to be competing at the top and I know that the titles will come, the fans deserve it and it’s a part of this clubs great history”
Is the best of Kun Aguero still to come?
“Sure…You haven’t seen the best of me yet. I bring something to the team and I’m taking things a step at a time. The best is yet to come. I can get a lot better in 2007 and I’ve a lot more to give on the pitch. I’m relaxed at the moment and I have to stay focused on some aspects of my game if I’m going to keep growing. I’m very happy here at Atletico and I knew that this was the right club for me. I’ve been treated brilliantly since I arrived…by everybody, the club, my team mates everyone.”
One of the high points must surely have been the goal against Levante in the Copa del Rey?
“The goal against Levante came after a very quick passage of play. It was right at the end of the match and we were close to going out of the competition…..but then, quick as a flash…it was in! I Was really happy knowing that we had thirty minutes to get us through to the next round of the cup. It went to penalties in the end and that was a bit of a lottery. But we did it and it was an extraordinary feeling”
What about Atletico. They haven’t been at their best lately, have they?
We’re doing OK at the moment. We’ve gone through to the next round of the cup that was vital. We also got a draw against Barcelona which was fundamental that we finish December with a positive result and in a Champions league position. The team has evolved since the start of the competition. In every game we try to give our very best and fight for a win”