Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has revealed that it was former Liverpool and Manchester Unitedstriker Michael Owen that inspired him to play in the Premier League.
Aguero arrived at City in 2011 and has since become one of the best strikers to ever play in England and has overtaken Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as the Premier League's top foreign goalscorer.
Standing just shy of 5ft 7in, Aguero doesn't have the typical height and strength of a striker that used to thrive in the physical English game but he has revealed that seeing the similarly diminutive Owen do so well gave him the confidence to succeed in the Premier League himself.
Owen scored the most famous goal of his career for England against Aguero's Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, a brilliant strike which saw him race past two defenders from the halfway line before blasting into the roof of the net, and it was a goal that played a crucial role in the Argentine's development.
Look, to me the Premier League is... when I was a kid I was looking up to Michael Owen," Aguero told Henry for Puma.