- Sergio Aguero has claimed that he and Lionel Messi behave like old couples
- The Man City striker has not been available to represent his country due to injury
- Aguero and Messi have been playing together at senior level for Argentina since 2005
Sergi Aguero has jokingly tagged his relationship status with his long time pal Lionel Messi as 'old married couples' when they are being paired together while on international duty, Goal.
Aguero and Messi broke into the senior national team together since 2006 and have won U20 and Olympic tournaments with different setups.
They have also featured in three World Cups, four Copas America but failing to win any of these tournaments together.
But Aguero claims sharing a room with the Barcelona star has made their relationship unique in the last 15 years.
Aguero joked on the "Santo Sabado" program:
“He always complains, we are like an old married couple.
“I always fall asleep with the TV on and when I wake up the next morning he is always complaining to me.
“He arrives at the hotel and is instantly taking a shower while I’m just sitting talking on my mobile phone. Then he will remind me that we need to go down to dinner and we do not have time.”
The Man City striker is currently the third-highest goalscorer in his country behind Gabriel Batistuta and Messi.
He has made 97 appearances for the Argentine team and scored 41 goals in the process but is yet to add to his tally during the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
Messi grabbed the only goal of the game via a penalty in their first qualifier against Ecuador as they look set to take on Bolivia next.
Aguero is currently recovering from injury and has not been available to play represent his country at international level.
Lionel Scaloni's men will return next month to tackle Paraguay and Peru as they continue their journey to the Mundial in 2022.
Messi and former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez and now the two highest goal scorers in the South American qualifiers scoring 21 and 22 respectively.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi would have been a better goalscorer in ten out of 12 campaigns if there were penalties counted in their respective goal tallies.
The Barcelona star and the Juventus striker have been going next to neck in the past 11 seasons with goals scored for their respective clubs perterm.
One football fan has re-ignited the claim that Messi would have beaten Ronaldo's goal-tally ten times on 12 occasions.
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