Sergio Aguero feels “Germany are favourites” ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final showdown against the rampant Germans, who smashed host country Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final to progress.

However, the Manchester City striker thinks Argentina’s underdog status will favour them, stressing that “pressure” is on Joachim Loew’s side now.

“Germany were always the favourites, along with Brazil, to win the World Cup,” Aguero said.

“They continue to be so now. We need to play our own game and it suits us that all the pressure is on them.”

Argentina only managed to squeeze past the Netherlands on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to reach the final, in a tactically chokingly tight encounter, prompting the Germans to be installed as heavy favourites to win the World Cup for a fourth time.

“We are in the final and we have to play it and win it in whatever way possible,” Aguero continued.

“We want to have control of the ball, but we know that Germany is a great team that know each other off by heart having played together for many years.

“It is clear that Argentina always go out to win, but sometimes during the game you have to be cautious.”

For the record, Argentina’s surge to the final in Brazil makes it their first final in 24 years.


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