The all-consuming Man City documentary All Or Nothing has divided opinion since airing on Amazon Prime earlier this month.
Innovative behind the scenes insight into the most dominant side in Premier League history? Or simply a PR puff piece?
In truth, it’s probably a bit of both.
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95% of the documentary shows the City players lapping up their remarkable exploits, from the training ground to the changing room.
But, without wanting to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t watched it (City win the league, by the way), one moment in Episode Two is slightly different, almost sobering.
Sergio Aguero is City’s all-time record goal scorer and arguably the greatest overseas player ever to play in the Premier League.
But do we actually have any proof that he’s, in fact, a human being?
In the second episode of the series, Amazon took their cameras to Aguero’s house in a Cribs-style interview.
At one point the Argentine tells of how his son Benjamin – also Lionel Messi’s godson and Diego Maradona’s grandson – lives at home with his mother where he goes to school.
“He spends a week here every month. He has a room here and when my siblings come, they stay here too,” Aguero says.
Then he turns to the camera.
“But most of the time I’m on my own.”
Those nine words escape his mouth almost robotically, the darkness behind his eyes palpable.
With anyone else, the breakdown of his marriage and the loneliness that comes with it would surely prove a crippling blow.
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Aguero though doesn’t seem all that fazed, maybe because he’s actually a relentless, goalscoring robot sent from outer space without any concept of human emotion.
Despite arriving in England in 2011 and providing magical moment after moment, there remains a mysterious side to the Argentine hitman.
He doesn’t speak English and keeps himself to himself, shunning the limelight to let his feet do the talking.
The documentary reiterates this, reducing Aguero to a ruthless scoring cyborg hellbent on embarrassing defenders.
It confirms something we’ve always known; he’s not human.
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