By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Despite trailing league-leading Manchester United by just two points, Manchester City have come under a barrage of criticism for struggling to overcome their Premier League opponents this season.
Speaking to the club's official website, Aguero admitted that the team's performances have been far from convincing, but he reminded City's rivals that Roberto Mancini's squad were still very much in the title chase.
"It's true that we don't have the same flair in the games as we had last season and we've scored less goals for sure, but the Premier League table says something different. We are very hard to beat, we are second in the table and defending well, so we can't be doing that badly, can we?" Aguero said.
"We have been hindered by a string of bad injuries to important players - David [Silva], Pablo [Zabaleta], Javi Garcia, Micah [Richards], Joleon [Lescott],Maicon, [Gareth] Barry, [James] Milner, Samir [Nasri], myself. It's not simple when they all happen simultaneously and I think I'm correct in saying we had very few injuries last season. If we have been succeeding even in spite of these difficulties, then it makes me believe that the best is still to come and we'll be able to repeat our form of last year."
The striker, who was previously ruled out for a month with a knee injury, made his return to the City starting eleven in late September. While Aguero was disappointed to have missed out on several important fixtures, he revealed that the lay-off fuelled his hunger to score more goals for the team.
"From a personal point of view, it was a pity to get injured so early in the new season, I had an intense pre-season and I felt in terrific shape. Then I had to stop and start back from scratch which was hardly ideal, but I'm in top form right now and feel sharp and hungry," Aguero shared.
"Injuries in general can be frustrating because they can halt you in full flow. But in my case, I was so motivated to get back on the field that it overcomes any frustration."
Manchester City welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium for their Premier League fixture this Saturday.