Atletico Madrid captain Maxi Rodriguez has called on fans and media to take the pressure off young striker Sergio Aguero.

Maxi told Marca: "With El Kun, he needs to work in a calm environment.

"In his first year there was a lot of criticism and now he's being talked about as the best player in the world. But we all must understand that he is very young.

"He needs a good balance, he knows this."