Sergio Aguero, scorer of 41 Champions League goals, caught up with Stake.com on the hot topics ahead of the kick-off of Europe’s premier club competition.
When you see the strength of the sides involved, is the Champions League now harder than it has ever been to win?
The power of the Premier League is something spoken about often, especially in England. But English sides have only won twice in the last ten years - what does that say?
As a player, you will have experienced the challenge of being involved in a tough fight to win the Premier League and then have to compete in the latter stages of the Champions League. Does that have an impact on English teams?
Let’s look at the holders, Real Madrid, first. Does the sale of Casimero to Manchester United make them a weaker side this time round?
Vinicius Jr was a key player for Real, although Benzema stole the headlines with his goals. Do you think Vinicius gets the respect his game deserves outside of Madrid and Brazil?
They face Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk in their group, and interestingly also Celtic.
Liverpool have been in three finals in the last six years - have they become the real team to fear in Europe now?
Group C looks stacked, with Bayern, Barcelona and Inter Milan. Which of those big three teams do you feel is most in danger of not qualifying?
Is this the worst possible draw for Barcelona, given their problems of recent months? Can they afford to not make it through the group stage?
It has thrown up the interesting prospect of Robert Lewandowski facing Bayern, who will be desperate to put one over their former teammate. How do you see that shaping up?
How far can Barca go? What do they have to do to match and overcome the likes of Bayern, City, Liverpool and PSG?
Chelsea have drawn Milan, along with Salzburg and Zagreb. Which club do you feel is the strongest between Chelsea and Milan this season?
Chelsea look weaker than two years ago when they won, can they win the Champions League without a recognised striker in their side?
What do you make of Man City’s group with Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen?
Like Lewandowski, Erling Haaland faces his former club immediately. Do you expect Haaland to show he is the best striker in the world now he is in a side like City?
When you look at Tottenham, do you see a club with the capability to challenge to win the tournament?
From all the groups, which of the big names in Europe do you see struggling to make it through? Are there chances for surprises anywhere?
Finally, Lionel Messi - are we about to see one last impact on the Champions League stage? Is he geared up to link up with Neymar and Mbappe to deliver glory for PSG?