De Bruyne: Aguero one of world's best

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The former Wolfsburg midfielder heralded the Argentina forward and wants to continue his good goalscoring form for Manuel Pellegrini's side

Manchester City forward Kevin De Bruyne believes that team-mate Sergio Aguero is "one of the best strikers in the world" and admits the club will miss the 27-year-old following his injury on international duty with Argentina. 

Aguero starred in City's 6-1 win over Newcastle United in the last round of Premier League fixtures but is now expected to miss a month, due to a hamstring injury suffered in the 2-0 defeat to Ecuador. 

And De Bruyne is believes City, who host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, will miss the 27-year-old throughut his absence.

"He is one of the best strikers in the world and was obviously creating a lot of chances, scored five in the last game [a 6-1 win over Newcastle] and now we are without him," the Belgium midfielder told Sky Sports.

"We will try to put in good performances without him and he'll be happy when he gets back."

The former Wolfsburg player has scored three goals in four Premier League games for City, who are two points clear at the top.

De Bruyne is likely to be relied upon even more heavily with Sergio Aguero injured and the 24-year-old hopes he can continue finding the back of the net.

"I am on a good run at the moment and obviously I want to try to keep on scoring," he continued.

"But there will come a time when I will not score that often and that's not a problem for me as long as I put in the good performances, it is fine."

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