Sergio Agüero'll be part of Argentina squad at Qatar World Cup

"They told me I was lucky because I could easily have had a heart attack... I trained all my life to the maximum and in big competitions," he said.
Sergio Agüero'll be part of Argentina squad at Qatar World Cup

A few months after suffering heart scare, former Barcelona and Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has confirmed that he will be with the Argentine squad at the Qatar World Cup.

Aguero was forced to retire after being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia last year and has admitted that he wants "to play, but I'm scared."

The 33-year-old told TYC Sports that he "trained all my life to the maximum and in big competitions. I don't watch football or the news, I don't care what's going on.

"I concentrate on what I like the most, like friends. Returning to play comes into my head from time to time but I know it's something I can't do. They told me I was lucky because I could easily have had a heart attack. Now it is time to relax. I'm happy with what I'm doing."

But with Qatar 2022 around the corner, Agüero won't allow the opportunity to be at the World Cup slide.

After a meeting with the president of the Argentine Football Association, Claudio Tapia, Aguero said he will be part of Argentina’s backroom staff at the World Cup.

AFA is expected to finalize the details of his arrangement in the coming weeks.

“We still need to figure out the role but I’ll be with the team at the World Cup,” Aguero continued.

“It was a nice talk with Chiqui [Tapia]. I want to spend time with the players. I’ll be there with the team, I get along very well with them. I want to be close to them and try to have fun. I want to find a way I can help the national team.”

Aguero enjoyed an 18-year career beginning with Independiente, Atlético Madrid, City and Barca, during which he scored more than 400 goals.

He registered 41 goals in 101 games for Argentina, featuring at three World Cups, according to UK Guardian, before helping them win the 2021 Copa América - their first major title in 28 years.

La Albiceleste booked their ticket to Qatar with an unbeaten run in the South American qualifiers, finishing four points behind Brazil.

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