Sergio Aguero's father accuses Guardiola of 'fake tears' after striker's last appearance
"I don't believe in Guardiola... he wants to be the protagonist of all the teams."
Sergio Aguero's father has accused Pep Guardiola of faking his tears when he paid an emotional tribute to the striker in an interview.
Aguero left the Premier League champions this season after the club made the decision not to renew his contract with the club. It was recently announced that he would be joining Spanish giants Barcelona ahead of next season.
With the last game of the season marking Aguero's final appearance for City, Guardiola broke down in tears as he paid tribute to the Argentinian, who leaves City as their record goalscorer, having scored 260 goals for the club in 390 appearances.
During the title celebrations after their 5-0 victory over Everton on the final day of the season, Guardiola gave an emotional interview to Sky Sports, saying: "We love him so much - he is a special person for all of us.
"He helped me a lot. We cannot replace him."
Guardiola compared Aguero to other legends of the club such as Joe hart and David Silva as a player that has helped the club "be what it is."
Sergio Aguero’s father has accused Pep Guardiola of faking his tears in this interview 😢
Whilst also saying Pep never wanted the Argentine striker at Manchester City!
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 3, 2021
However, in an interview with Argentinian station Radio La Red, Aguero's father, Leonel El Castillo, said: "I don't believe his tears. No, I don't. For me, he never wanted [Aguero]."
When asked if he thought the tears were for the cameras, he said: "Of course. He always wants to be the main man and not the players."
"I don't believe in Guardiola. He never wanted the Champions League trophy, he wants to be the protagonist of all the teams."
"There are things about Guardiola, he is a great coach. But from one day to the next the players change you, the environment changes. You never know if you are a starter or not."
He also revealed that Arsenal and Chelsea had been interested in signing his son, who leaves the Premier League at fourth on the all-time top goalscorers list, having bagged 184 goals in the competition.
El Castillo said: "He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy.
"He didn't know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him. Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute.
"If he didn't stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.
"He's been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they've always talked. It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they're going to play together."