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Jan 13, 2020, 6:40:00 PM

Gabriel Jesus heaps praise on record-breaking Sergio Aguero

Gabriel Jesus has paid tribute to his record-breaking strike partner Sergio Aguero after the Argentine broke two records on Sunday.

Aguero netted a hat-trick against Aston Villa to become the highest-scoring foreign import in Premier League history, ahead of former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Aguero also set a new record for the number of Premier League hat-tricks, scoring his 12th to overtake former Newcastle, Blackburn and Southampton talisman Alan Shearer.

Jesus said: “He is a Premier League legend, he is a legend. It is difficult to score goals so congratulations to Sergio.

“I learn from him. I have to learn because he is more of a striker and a finisher. We work together every day and I learn from him and watch him and think that's what I have to do.

“If I have the opportunity, I want to score goals. If I have the opportunity to break records then of course I would like to.

“It is so difficult to score goals but his figures are so good. Sometimes a striker doesn't have time to think and the opportunity comes and he has to finish. Sergio is so good at that,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA