Manchester City defender John Stones has heaped high praise on teammate Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine striker has scored 9 goals in 5 games this season, and has 105 goals and 26 assists in 153 league appearances since he joined the club.
Aguero however has never been named in the team of the season, and Stones believes he is overdue for that honor.
“He’s one of those players who comes in, gets on with his work and with his own life. The awards will come to him. There are a lot of top players out there and he’s definitely up there,” Stones said.
“If he keeps playing like he is then I’m sure there’s no reason why he can’t be nominated and going for these.”
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“His goalscoring record is a joke. It’s not just that – his link-up play, movement, these things go unrecognised because of his goalscoring but he’s an all-round player for his size,” Stones said.
“He can head a ball. He’s the full package and it’s great for me to play alongside him day in, day out.”
Stones also revealed that he was excited at the prospect of facing Barcelona. Both sides meet again next month in the UEFA Champions League.
“You’ve got to be on your toes and I think the players bring the best out of you,” Stones added.
“You have to raise your game and also try and compete with the best. That’s why you come and play on these big stages to play against the best and try to prove yourself.”