Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has disclosed the reason he declined to wear the No.10 shirt his friend, Lionel Messi left at Barcelona.
Aguero and Messi have been friends since their teen years and they share a special bond like that of brothers. They have each called themselves best friends on several occasions.
According to Aguero, he decided not to wear the shirt out of the respect’ he has for his good friend.
He had a chat with Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos and said: “Refusing to wear the number 10 shirt at Barcelona? It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, but it was out of respect for Messi.”
Spanish outlet AS reported that Messi had to leave his award for the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors in Barca as a relic of his time at Barcelona.
AS states: “Among the items he had to leave behind was the award he received for the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match.
“He received the star-shaped award after scoring a goal and giving an assist in the 45 minutes he played in that game against Boca Juniors, which ended 3-0.
“Aware that his locker space may have a new tenant this season (although it seems unlikely that someone from the squad will assume the responsibility of accepting the ’10’, at least for the time being), Messi decided to leave the award on top of the furniture and leaning against the wall.