Sergio Aguero’s brother has lashed out at Pep Guardiola claiming the Manchester City manager ‘never wanted’ the Argentine at the club.
Mauricio del Castillo took to Twitter to criticise Guardiola after Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday night.
Aguero’s brother deleted the Tweet soon after but said he stood by his comments and that he would ‘write it again’.
Sergio Aguero’s brother Mauricio del Castillo has lashed out at City boss Pep Guardiola
Mauricio del Castillo (left) shared his feelings on Sunday morning in a Twitter post.
The Tweet sent out on Sunday morning read: ‘Guardiola never wanted my brother since his arrival at City.’
Having been asked why he had deleted the message by several social media followers, he said: ‘Many toxic people, too many.’
However, he insisted he was happy people saw his Tweet before he deleted it and that he would ‘write it again’.
He said: ‘Perfect, I’m glad people have seen it. And I’ll write it again if I want.’
Mauricio del Castillo took to Twitter to criticise Guardiola after their Champions League defeat
He said that the Manchester City manager had ‘never wanted’ the Argentine at the club
Aguero joined City in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and made his final appearance for the club during their Champions League defeat on Saturday.
Aguero came off the bench in the second half but was unable to help his team-mates bounce back after Kai Havertz’s goal.
Nevertheless, Aguero has claimed five Premier League titles – three under Guardiola – during his time at the club.
He announced earlier this year that his contract would not be renewed and that this season would be his last at the Etihad.
Contradictory to Mauricio del Castillo’s opinion, Guardiola said he was sad to see Aguero go and that he was irreplaceable.
Speaking after Aguero’s last Premier League game, the City manager said: ‘He’s a special person. He’s so nice.
‘He helped me a lot … We cannot replace him, we cannot. There are many players in this club – Joe Hart, David Silva [are others] – who helped us to be this club. We have his legacy. He showed his quality in 30 minutes.’
He also said previously: ‘Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he could be replaceable but it’s not easy. When you see around 360 games and more than 250 goals, the amount of titles.
Aguero announced earlier this year that this season would be his last at the Etihad
‘He’s a legend, the best striker I ever had at this club… but he’s irreplaceable in the mind for our fans, to our people and to the players that played alongside him or the manager who worked with him.
‘A fantastic person and human being. I think if his mind is still aggressive like he is, he can stand his career longer for two, three, four or five years.
‘I still think he has interesting goals to score for us this season. Fortunately, he’s only been out for one season. We’ve had a lot of success but we’ve missed him in some moments.
‘To have a special quality like this is so difficult to find – the sense of goal, the quality, he’s sharp.
‘Especially when he’s sometimes angry and he’s upset he makes energy in his legs and is able to close to the box to make these runs for 5-10 metres…
‘When I took over the club, he was one of the guys who helped. Not just him – we had Joe Hart, Pablo [Zabaleta], Vincent [Kompany] and David [Silva].
‘Many, many players helped this team to take a step forward and of course he was one of them.
‘When he came here the club was at one level and he helped put the club at a higher level and that’s why all the people and the fans are grateful.’