Bolton fullback Steinsson defends Aguero

Sergio Aguero
© PA Photos
Bolton's Gretar Steinsson defends Manchester City's Sergio Aguero for being "passionate on the pitch".

Bolton left-back Gretar Steinsson has defended Manchester City's Sergio Aguero ahead of the striker's appearance at the Reebok Stadium today.

Aguero, who is expected to start against the Wanderers, was sent off for spitting at former Bolton player Matt Taylor while starring for Atletico Madrid in a 2008 UEFA Cup match at the stadium.

However, Steinsson has defended the City signing by admitting that "it's healthy" to be passionate on the pitch.

"There was a lot at stake in that game and there had been some aggravation going around," he told The Sun. "One of our players may have aggravated him a bit and maybe he didn't take too kindly to it. He was sent off.

"No player decides before a game that they'll lose the plot. It's just that we are passionate players. There is a lot at stake in these matches.

"I would think there was something wrong with a player if he didn't lose the plot once or twice in a long career. It's healthy to lose it a couple of times."

Steinsson, who joined the Trotters from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, has made 104 league appearances in five seasons at the club.

Owen Coyle
Read Next:
Owen Coyle: 'We can beat Manchester City'

1Manchester CityMan City96212091120
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9540134919
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231312114
11Crystal Palace93241212011
12Leicester CityLeicester93241115-411
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom92431010010
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham93151017-710
16Stoke CityStoke9234916-79
18Hull City9216822-147
19Swansea CitySwansea9126815-75