The Man City star says Kempes Stadium surface on which Argentina will face Bolivia on March 30 is like a junior pitch
Sergio Aguero says the surface on which Argentina must play a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia next week is like a school pitch.
Kun and his international teammates, including Pablo Zabaleta, were shocked when pictures of the Mario Kempes Stadium in Cordoba emerged, showing a pitch left threadbare and rutted by an Iron Maiden concert.
That rang alarm bells at Manchester City, who lost Kun for six weeks the last time he went on international duty.
After a bad week which saw Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling all pick up injuries, the last thing the Blues need is problems arising from the international break.
They have already seen Yaya Toure withdraw from the Ivory Coast squad to protect a niggling heel problem, while Otamendi trained apart from the Argentina squad yesterday.
Now Aguero has had another blast at the state of the Cordoba pitch, saying: “When you see that you are shocked because we’re not accustomed to it. We’ll have to see how it is and think we’re playing in the juniors.
“It’s nice to play in different places for the fans but when you look at the photo you think, ‘What happened here?’
“It leaves an impression on you, it’s a pitch where everyone knows the national team is going to play.”
Aguero will also play alongside Messi again after the Barcelona star – who City still hope can be lured by new manager Pep Guardiola – was injured for the last international.
“It’s total relief to play with Messi,” said Agüero. “Leo is always important for us and it’s obvious we’re happy when he’s here because it’s really nice to play with him.”