Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni insists things are good between himself and Sergio Aguero, despite omitting him from his latest squad for the international break.
The 30-year-old continues to be one of the most prolific forwards in European football right now on the back of scoring 25 goals in 34 games for Manchester City this season.
However, reports have surfaced suggesting that Aguero had been involved in a heated exchange with new manager Scaloni.
Incidentally, the 40-year-old has continued to leave out Aguero from his international squads ever since he took charge of Argentina at the end of their disastrous 2018 World Cup campaign.
But Scaloni insists that his reasons behind leaving Aguero out were for nothing more than giving some of the younger players a shot in the team, despite recalling Lionel Messi to the set-up for the first time since last June.
“I want to clarify that my relationship with him is perfect,” said Scaloni, according to AS.
“I have heard and read that I had an argument, and it is absolutely false. I want to emphasise that there are no problems and the relationship is the same, he is an extraordinary boy.
“I talked to him in August when we just spoke about his situation. Football-wise he is on an incredible level, but I have to call players who have not put on the shirt.
“We think it can be good to look at more players and not always stick with them.”
Since debuting in a friendly against Brazil in February 2006, Aguero has registered 39 goals and 13 assists in 90 appearances for Argentina.
La Albiceleste will take on Venezuela on March 23 and Morocco three days later during this month’s international break.
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