Ever wanted to be as prolific as Sergio Aguero? Well the secret does not lie in incredible god-given talent alone, as the Manchester City striker has revealed that a change in diet has also helped him bang in the goals this term.
As a good Argentine, Aguero’s meals were previously chock-full of red meat, but with injury problems continue to plague him, the 26-year-old sought advice from a doctor in Italy who advised a diet change.
Meat, pasta and sugar were all stricken from Aguero’s menu, and as QPR can testify, the results have been impressive, with the City man’s hat-trick against the Rs taking him to 25 goals for the season.
Swansea are the next side to wander into Aguero and City’s firing line, with the Citizens 7/10 to collect three points away in Wales.
If Harry Kane and Diego Costa want to outgun the Argentine next term, they might need a few diet tricks of their own, and it is not only Aguero who has resorted to drastic changes to improve his strike rate.
Daniel Sturridge, another forward who has spent more than his fair share of time in the physio room, revealed earlier this season that he was turning to quinoa and bee pollen to try and help him recover from his injuries.
However, given that the Liverpool man has only managed 12 Premier League appearances and four goals this term, it might be best not to put your faith in that questionable combination just yet.
Of course, if you are looking for advice on how to improve your game, the best place to head is to the greatest player in the world.
Lionel Messi has returned to his flourishing best this term, and one of the reasons reportedly behind his improvement is a change in diet that saw him lose five kilos between the end of the World Cup and the start of 2015.
Messi has been working with Giuliano Poser, who has advised several Barcelona players since Pep Guardiola’s tenure at the Catalan club.
Key to Messi’s turnaround has been a diet based around vegetables, seasonal fruits and good mineral water. Not the most exciting combination, but if it’s good enough for the world’s best, it should help with your midweek five-a-side.