Gabriel Jesus Cannot Choose Between ‘Tough’ Guardiola and Tite
20 year old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus has the world at his feet, with a starring role upfront for his country and for Manchester City. In Pep Guardiola and Tite, he also works under two of the world’s foremost coaches.
However, the youngster would not be drawn on who has influenced him the most, ahead of Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers with Ecuador and Colombia, “They are equal in everything,” he smiled, “There are many similarities.
“Guardiola always praises me, but he is very demanding. I am always extremely sad when I don’t score. The other day, I didn’t score and Pep saw me sad. He said that I was overreacting and should be happy. He gives me confidence. “
Jesus admits that he will return to Brazil one day in the future though, “If I think of returning to Brazil one day, it will be to Palmeiras,” he said. Palmeiras is the club where Jesus came through the ranks before joining City in January.
“I’m very attached to my family. My mum is hard on me when she has to be hard and this makes an immense difference.”