How a change in diet made Sergio Aguero the Premier League’s most lethal striker

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed that bringing a change to his diet has helped him improve his performances and fitness record.

The Argentine international has amassed 31 goals in all competitions this season and is currently leading the Premier League scoring charts with 25 goals ahead of Harry Kane’s 20.

However, in the past, the 26-year-old had constantly been struggling with injury problems which has seen him remain absent in various parts of the season.

Four time Ballon D’Or winner and Aguero’s fellow compatriot Lionel Messi visited Giuliano Poser – an Italy-based nutritionist last summer in a bid to improve his own performance level.

Following suit, Aguero consulted Poser with his own fitness issues and the subsequent changes he has made to his diet have made him avoid the muscle injuries that plagued him for much of the 2013-2014 season.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening, Aguero said:

“I had to change a lot of things, starting with my food. I needed a healthier way of life. Touch wood, I haven’t had any muscle injuries this season, only the knee problem. In training sessions I was struggling a little bit last season. For example, after every three training sessions I had to stop – so I have improved in that.

“I have also had to have a lot of treatment after training sessions as well – now I hope I can stay like this until the end of my career. I went to a doctor in Italy and he checked everything we did, and I had to change quite a bit – no more pasta, no sugar and no meat, which I used to eat quite a bit because Argentinian meat is very good. Hopefully, this season has proved that it has worked and I can stay the same until the end of my career.”

The striker has been in prolific form of late scoring a hat-trick last time around against Queens Park Rangers and would be hoping for the same when City travel South of Wales to Swansea knowing a win would boost their chances of finishing second behind Chelsea in the Premier League this season.