Sergio Aguero admits he is motivated by making history.

While some superstars feign modesty at personal achievements, Aguero has no wish to hide his delight at each milestone he passes.

Already Manchester City‘s record goalscorer, he overtook Thierry Henry as the leading overseas scorer in Premier League history last month and celebrated by going on to complete his 12th top-flight hat-trick — another new record — in City’s 6-1 win over Aston Villa.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is delighted at his recent record-breaking achievements

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is delighted at his recent record-breaking achievements

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is delighted at his recent record-breaking achievements

The Argentine currently stands fourth in the league’s all-time goals list with 180. Wayne Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187) are both within catching distance before Aguero’s City contract ends in 18 months’ time, though Alan Shearer (260) still looks out of reach.

‘To me, it’s very important to be the foreign top scorer in the Premier League, breaking the record of most hat-tricks and to be part of the history of the competition. It’s something really special and I’m very happy for my career here,’ said Aguero.

‘That game against Aston Villa meant a lot to me because I broke two records in the same game. I’m focused on doing things well and making history.’

The Argentinian may not be able to catch Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals

The Argentinian may not be able to catch Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 260 goals

The Argentinian may not be able to catch Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals