Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says Manuel Pellegrini was right to substitute him against Newcastle after a recent hamstring problem.
Aguero ended a four-game drought in the Premier League with five goals in the space of 23 minutes in a 5-1 win for City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
He is one of only five players to have scored five goals in a Premier League game, but Pellegrini denied him the opportunity to become the first man to score six when withdrawing him with 28 minutes left.
Aguero, however, had no issues with coming off early.
“It was a good decision from the manager to change me because it means no risk,” Aguero said.
“I had a problem with my hamstring in the last game in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach, but now I am feeling good.”
Aguero played down his achievement in joining the five-goal club, adding: “I’ve just realised here in the dressing room that I equalled this record, but the most important thing is that we won this game and got the three points.
“I am very happy. I am very happy with my goals but for me the three points is more important than the goals. Five goals is good and I am happy.
“I think it was four games without scoring any goals in the Premier League so I am really pleased about my performance.”