Each month Stake.com’s Global Football Ambassador Sergio Agüero sits down and speaks about all the hot topics across the game worldwide. This month he speaks about the impact of the World Cup, the Premier League title race and the fortunes of his two former clubs in Spain – Barcelona & Atletico Madrid.
The domestic leagues across Europe are finishing up for the break. You said at the start of the season this is a year like no other, because of Qatar2022 in the middle, but when you look at the Premier League, how do you assess what has happened so far?
You cannot win a league in the first few months, but they say you can lose it. Are Liverpool already too far behind to have any realistic chance of winning the title?
Arsenal have been the surprise package - but do they have a squad deep enough to sustaina challenge at the top until the end of the season? Do they need to strengthen in January?
In England, Lisandro Martinez was written off for being too small, yet he has quickly adaptedand is playing really well for Manchester United - in Argentina, what are they saying aboutMartinez and how he has proved English critics wrong?
Barcelona dropped out of the Champions League but are still up there in La Liga. Do you feel that exit in Europe will leave them free to concentrate on the domestic league? And will it help them? Should they write off the Europa League and concentrate on La Liga?
Things have not been good for Atletico Madrid - has Diego Simeone got all he can out of the club? Is it time he looks elsewhere - and if so, where should that be?