"I really need to say thank you to Sergio Aguero!" - Borussia Dortmund star opens up on historic Man City moment that provided one of his 'happiest moments'

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna has provided a heartfelt account of his memories of the final day of the Premier League season back in 2012 - the day which Sergio Aguero scored *that* goal against Queens Park Rangers.
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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Giovanni Reyna has provided a heartfelt account of his memories of the final day of the Premier League season back in 2012 - the day which Sergio Aguero scored *that* goal against Queens Park Rangers.

Giovanni is the son of USA football legend and former Manchester City player Claudio Reyna, who wore the Sky Blue shirt over 80 times during the early stages of the 2000s - a spell that formed a close bond between his family and the Etihad club.

Speaking openly to The Players' Tribune this week, Giovanni opened up on that day in 2012, when Sergio Aguero scored in the 93rd minute to win the Premier League title for Roberto Mancini's side - a moment that has gone down as one of the most memorable days in English football history.

Reyna describes this moment as "one of the happiest moments" of his life.

"One of these days I really need to say thank you to Sergio Agüero", the 18 year-old said. "For a long time I have been like, I need to play against this guy, just so that I can talk to him... Many years ago Sergio scored a goal that gave me one of the happiest moments of my life."

Giovanni Reyna recalled the moment Aguero scored, and the reaction of his then 13 year-old brother, who had been diagnosed with brain cancer just two years prior. Reyna recalls the day his entire family gathered to watch the game, including Jack.

Speaking on the moment the goal was scored, Reyna said, "We went crazy in the living room. We were jumping around, shouting and celebrating and hugging each other. A first league title in 44 years! Won in the most incredible manner. We looked at each other in disbelief."

"Suddenly we heard someone gasping for air. It was Jack. He was rolling around on the floor, which came out of nowhere because he barely had any energy left in his body. We got very concerned. For 20 seconds it looked like he couldn’t breathe."

He continued, "Then, slowly, Jack broke into a smile and began to laugh. We realized that he was celebrating the goal. He was just as happy as we were. I’ll never forget that moment. It was so amazing, so funny, so crazy."

Sadly, Giovanni Reyna's brother Jack passed away just over nine weeks later, but the memories they formed together will live long in the family's memory.


You can read the full interview and Giovanni Reyna's full account of 93:20 here.


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