Guardiola ‘Amazed’ By Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is ‘amazed’ by the football intelligence of 19 year old striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian has built a devastating strike partnership with Sergio Aguero this season.
City top the Premier League table having scored 25 goals in their 7 games so far this season. Jesus has 5 of them and the City boss insists Jesus has contributed towards Aguero’s total too.
“I am amazed by Gabriel Jesus, on and off the field. He helps Sergio (Agüero) to score and helps with the pressure and dynamics of the game.”
Jesus is set to start in Tuesday night’s home game against Shakhtar Donetsk, having scored in his competition debut against Feyenoord a fortnight ago.
Guardiola is expecting a tough test against the Ukrainian side, who feature several Brazilians in their squad, “Whenever we play against Shakhtar, we are impressed. When I played against them for the first time, my team was very impressed.”