But he involved far less because Argentina's run to the final of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 was ™ as he would have liked, still smiling Sergio Aguero. The injury, which he suffered during his third and final group match against Nigeria seems a distant memory, and all that matters now is showdown with Germany in the immediate future, and Sunday, with the trophy at stake.
Understandably happy with life, the Manchester City man spoke with passion as he discussed his feelings before the big game with FIFA. "It's difficult," he said with a broad smile and big eyes collect his thoughts before you proceed. "When you're a kid you dream in this situation and the dream goes on, when you play for your club and if you the national team." There is something, that stays with you for the rest of your life."
Reflect on how close he came not on the tournament as a whole, said El Kun: "always to the competition in the best possible condition to begin, but I could not in the warm-up games, due to the injury I picked up against Everton." I was able to recover, but just so you can get match-fit to play. I again got hurt here although it not so serious. I have recovered and now I want to just have a chance to play in the final."
A record, to set
After the meeting, the games against the Switzerland and Belgium, Aguero with eight minutes of game time in the semi-final against the Netherlands as a substitute and scored in the shootout, the Argentina in their fifth World Cup final and their first 24 years sent.
Strange for a player who hit 21 goals for La Albiceleste and their ninth highest scorer of all time, has found the striker in the network, World Cup matches in seven - three in South Africa 2010 and he has presented the four in Brazil. In contrast, Gonzalo Higuain, who has taken the same sum as Aguero, as a whole, has accumulated five goals in 10 World Cup games.
"I will try my best, like I always do, and I'll try to do, what I can play already in previous", said the Argentina No20 to touch this discrepancy.
Aware his tournament goal drought, Aguero also knows how much anticipation and excitement his team perform home brings back: "sometimes they understand not, because you are focusing on your own stuff, but when you see the pictures of your home, you will see, how big it is. The fans have been waiting for so long a performance."
Aguero, who turned 26 earlier in the tournament, knows exactly what's in store for Argentina's the Maracana on Sunday: "they have many FC Bayern Munich players, who have been together for a long time and know each other well. They can also be the final as they play used. You have experience.
"We have our game to play, which is to keep the ball, but we also keep a watchful eye on her attacking game, which is very difficult to stop."
What to wear whatever the German threat, Argentina will not be Aguero lacking in motivation, confirmed: "we have the opportunity, a dream to fulfill, in touch now distance." "We will give everything, what we do, to it happen and make us happy for the rest of our lives."