Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed his secret of success under Pep Guardiola despite experiencing a slow start under the Spanish tactician.
Aguero revealed that Guardiola told him to change the way he plays when they had dinner together when the manager newly arrived in England.
It was thought by many that the appointment of Guardiola would signal the end of the Argentine in Manchester City as he often sneers at the forward and demanding more from him and then went on to sign Gabriel Jesus.
Aguero was dropped to the bench after the arrival of the Brazilian forward, but in the latest serialization of the new book 'Pep's City: The Making of a Superteam', it has been revealed that Guardiola planned the dinner to help Aguero learn his tactical style.
Guardiola wanted his Aguero to press more, hold onto the ball better and work as hard as the rest of the first-team squad were to grasp Guardiola's style.
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Aguero insisted that 'Pep asked me to try a new way of playing and I had to adapt. It wasn't easy but I had no choice.
'My game is totally different now from what I was doing five years ago at City. A total transformation. At that meal, we talked about loads of things.
'We kept postponing it and then when we finally met up, we talked about work for 20 minutes or so. The rest of the meal we spent chatting about other stuff, family, life in general.'
Aguero,31, is one of Manchester City's best players, he has scored 103 goals in his three full seasons and the first eight games of the new campaign under Guardiola and has helped the Etihad outfit to back to back Premier League title.
Aguero admits he needed time to adapt to Guardiola's style but now sees the benefits of his tactics.
He added: 'When Pep arrived I was a bit taken aback by his intensity, it wasn't always easy to understand what he wanted.
'With Pep, it can feel like he's putting a lot of pressure on you. You start thinking, "I've got to play well" and only end up putting even more pressure on yourself.
'But I understood pretty quickly that's just how he is. Pep is super intense. He won't leave you alone for a second. There are no off days.'