Aguero: Man City can’t afford to lose in Champions League

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has warned that any dropped points in the team’s final three Champions League games will see the Premier League champions bow out of the competition, ESPN has reported.

City play CSKA Moscow on Wednesday and are third in Group E, behind unbeaten Bayern Munich and Roma, who conceded seven goals at home to Bayern in their last European fixture. City have yet to win a game in the competition this season, drawing with Roma and CSKA as well as losing to the Germans.

“I think Moscow is the most important game because we have to win,” Aguero said. “We have to get the three points and then do the same in the last two remaining games.”

He added that scoring the winning goal in Sunday’s Manchester derby win over Manchester United was only important because it led to the victory and not because it meant he scored his 12th goal in 14 games this season.

“I always say that goals are great when they mean victories. It was a great goal after a great play,” the Argentina international continued. “Chelsea are doing very well and they keep winning but we have to go and I am sure they will drop points. They play at Liverpool next weekend and we will see if they drop points.

“There is a long way to go. It’s important to continue like that [win] and it is important that all the goals mean we win games.”

Aguero has scored twice in the Champions League this season, drawing a blank against Bayern as City were beaten 1-0 in Germany through a last-minute goal from former City defender Jerome Boateng. But the 26-year-old did find the net against both Roma and CSKA as City gave up leads in both games.

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