Sergio Aguero: Champions League, Man City v Liverpool and World Cup Draw

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Phil Foden the best English talent of his generation

Atletico is always a tough team to beat in the Champions League but I thought City were exceptional on Tuesday night. They dominated the game and could have got more than one goal. Atletico will always make it difficult but City has something to hold onto in Madrid now, which is crucial. The tie isn’t over because Diego Simeone teams never give up and they can pull off shocking results, especially at home, so City will need to be careful.

Phil Foden is an incredible talent and his assist for Kevin De Bruyne was an example of what he can create out of nowhere. He could be the best English talent of his generation. He has so much quality and it’s easy to forget he is still only 21, with so much time to learn and get better.

What more can I say about De Bruyne? He was amazing when I was playing for City and he is still amazing now. He’ll be a key player for the team if they want to go on and win the Premier League and Champions League titles. He offers everything from midfield: creativity, composure and ruthless finishing in the box.

City will need all their best players to perform at their best in the latter stages of the Champions League because of the quality of the opponents. Liverpool is looking very good and could have had a better result against Benfica. Bayern Munich will always have a chance with Robert Lewandowski in attack, and teams like Chelsea and Real Madrid will still have hopes of winning the competition.

Real Madrid has an advantage because of the first leg result, but there is still a match to be played and Chelsea is a very good team.

Man City vs Liverpool will be a true tactical battle

In the league, this weekend’s match between City and Liverpool feels like a big moment but nothing will be decided yet. Both teams are so consistent and had good wins against Watford and Burnley last week. For me, the advantage is with City because of the home advantage. Liverpool really needs to win, so the pressure is on them. But it’s a hard one to predict and the title race is still open.

These games are usually about moments and City will be hoping that Foden and De Bruyne perform again. Liverpool will be looking at Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz, who has been outstanding since he joined from Porto, to make a difference.

I expect it to be a close game and a tactical battle between two great managers. It’s one of the biggest games of the season for both teams and one that I would have loved to be a part of as a player. This is when the best players in the world step up.

Argentina should get through their group… but Brazil, France and England are World Cup favourites

The draw for the World Cup groups was interesting and Argentina should have a good chance of getting into the knockout stages. Mexico is always a tricky team to play against and Poland has Lewandowski, of course. Saudi Arabia will hope to pull off some surprises too.

This could be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup, so everyone in the country has high hopes. He is the greatest player of all time and a legend in Argentina, but winning the World Cup would be a perfect way to finish for him as an international player.Argentina was unbeaten in qualifying and only finished below Brazil, and with Messi in the team, anything is possible.

Brazil and France are strong teams and England could be a threat after doing well in the Euros and the last World Cup. It should be an exciting tournament and I’m looking forward to watching how it plays out.