Manchester City's Argentine striker talks to FourFourTwo about his career, motivation and THAT goal against QPR
What kind of obstacles have you overcome to achieve your goals?
The journey from being a kid dreaming of the national team to being a professional footballer living in Manchester was a long and hard one, and there were always obstacles. When I first played professionally at my old club, Independiente, I was only 15 years old. Looking back at it today, it feels crazy how young I was. My appearances at such a young age, meant that expectations were very high and the pressure was hard to deal with. After I had already played for the Argentina senior squad, I moved back to the youth team, which felt a little bit like a step back at the time. But I always believed in myself and also had people that supported me, so thinking about it now, I am happy about every obstacle that was in my way, because it made me stronger.
What's your advice for someone who's struggling to find motivation to reach their goals?
My advice would be to never give up and always believe in yourself. If you don't believe in yourself, why should anyone else? And don't tell everyone about your dream, because people can be judgmental, which can have a negative impact on your motivation.
What milestone in your career are you most proud of?
I think it is the move to Europe in 2006. This was an important step for my career and I will always be thankful for this opportunity, thankful, and at the same time I will always be proud of myself, for how I managed the move back then.
What's your greatest ever goal?
The most exciting goal I have ever scored was probably the one against QPR in May 2012 in extra time that led us to win the Premier League title that year. These are the exact moments I train hard for every day, to be able to score, to be awake and make an impact in the game, even after 90 minutes on the pitch. Days like these are the pay-off for the hard work we all put in.
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