Sergio Agüero: "I'm going to the World Cup"
After being forced to retire due to a heart issue in December, Sergio Agüero expressed a desire to help Argentina at the World Cup.
Sergio Agüero intends to go the World Cup in Qatar and hopes it will be as part of Argentina's backroom staff.
However, the 33-year-old still wants to be part of Argentina's campaign in Qatar this year and hopes a role can be found for him.
"I'm going to go to the World Cup. We are going to have a meeting this week. I want to be there," he told Radio 10 in Argentina.
"The idea is for me to join the coaching staff. I spoke with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni and also with [Argentine Football Association president] Claudio Tapia.
"We have to try to give it a go to see what can be done."
Messi receives criticism
Agüero joined Barcelona in the hopes of playing alongside close friend Lionel Messi after the pair helped Argentina end their 28-year wait for a senior international trophy at the 2021 Copa America.
Yet the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner ended up completing an incredible switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi came in for criticism following his display in the Champions League last-16 first-leg victory over Real Madrid, which was decided by a solitary Kylian Mbappé goal after the 34-year-old had failed to convert a penalty.
"How are the French media going to kill Messi? Leo played well. Were they watching the game backwards? Leo always plays five levels above," said Agüero.