Man City ace feels foreigners being treated unfairly

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City strikerManchester City forward Sergio Aguero has stated that he feels that foreign players in the Premier League are not being treated fairly by referees.

Roberto Mancini was incensed when Pablo Zabaleta was adjudged to have fouled John Arne Riise to give Fulham a penalty against the Etihad Stadium side at the weekend, whilst Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers feels Luis Suarez is not being treated equally by officials.

The Argentina international has stated that he believes homegrown players are given preferential treatment by the men in the middle.

“There is a little bit of privilege with players who come from this country. But that is normal, and the referee’s job is to know who is tricking him and who is not,” Aguero is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

“Here in England, there are almost as many foreign players as English players and it’s not right that some have a privilege that others don’t.

“There will always be mistakes for any team and today he got the penalty decision wrong, but that can happen in any game.

“The club has made a big investment in a lot of players and now City is one of the best known teams in the world. We are here to win titles, whether it is the Champions League or Premiership. We want to do what we did last season,” the South American expressed.

By Gareth McKnight