Sergio Aguero injured in vehicle crash


"I want my players to have fun", he said. I don't know exactly what he had. "I'm not the police". "They are fathers, they have a full responsibility on their shoulders - on and off the pitch". They know what they have to do.

"I'd like to play with Sergio because we are strong with him but he's not there, no complaints". At the end it's fortunate the injury is not bad.

"He's healthy, he's alive. He's OK - the most important thing".

"Why should he apologise to me?" Guardiola told reporters he had yet to speak to Aguero, who will be assessed by club doctors when he returns later on Friday (September 29).

The global break follows the weekend's Premier League matches with Aguero in Argentina's squad for their last two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador on October 5 and 10.

However, fears he was in line for an extended lay-off appear to have been unfounded and there is the possibility the Stamford Bridge clash could be the only game he misses for City.

Guardiola also revealed left-back Benjamin Mendy will not return to the squad until "our Champions League semi-final". He was scheduled to undergo surgery yesterday in Barcelona, after tests at the clinic of noted orthopaedic surgeon Ramon Cugat showed that the full-back ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Aguero said on Twitter on Friday evening: "Thank you with all my heart for the supportive messages, they really do help me in recovering".

We also send him our best wishes and hope there were no lasting damage from the incident.

Guardiola, speaking at a press conference, said: "He can not play tomorrow and the global break - maybe he was selected for Argentina but he can not go there".

Kompany has missed the last six games with a calf injury and remains out of action despite being called up for worldwide duty by Belgium. So he chose to go there, it's ok for me."Guardiola confirmed he is not going to impose more rules that force City's players to stay at home on their days off".

The prospect of losing Mendy for the rest of the season severely weakens Guardiola's strategy, as the France global was a key part of his summer squad rebuilding. "Of course he can not play for Belgium".

"If people are saying we can't do it now, we'll never reach what we want in the next five or six years".