Aguero: Messi laughs when he remembers that I did not know who he was

The striker has revealed that the European Golden Shoe winner still finds it funny that the now Manchester City player did not recognise him at the 2005 Under-20 World Cup

Sergio Aguero has revealed that he still laughs with Barcelona star Lionel Messi after not recognising him at the 2005 Under-20 World Cup in Netherlands.

The Argentina team-mates were ultimately victorious at the tournament, beating Nigeria 2-1 in the final.

"We were talking about shoes, and then he said something," the Premier League striker told DirectTV Sports.

"He said his name was Lionel, and I asked, what about the surname?

From comment and analysis to post-match fallout, has got all angles covered
"He said 'Messi', and then repeated, 'Messi'. I still did not know who he was. Then I read that there was a Messi who was emerging in the team."

Aguero went on to admit that the story later became the source of many jokes amongst the pair's peers.

"Messi cried with laughter and still cries with laughter when he recalls it," said the 24-year-old, who shared a room with the future World Player of the Year at the tournament.

"I was 17. Then it was cool between us," he added.