Ederson Reveals Gabriel Jesus Move
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson earned his first Brazil cap on Tuesday evening, as he kept a clean sheet in the Seleção’s 3-0 win over Chile in São Paulo.
He featured alongside clubmate Gabriel Jesus and the City stopper revealed the two devised a move designed to spring the Chilean defence early in the game.
“At the start of the game, I spoke with Gabriel and said that we could score from our first goal kick as Chile were making a lot of pressure.
“I was able to kick the ball to his back. Unfortunately, Gabriel wasn’t able to control the ball, but I am happy for him and for me, as he scored twice and we managed to help with the win.”
Jesus scored twice and City midfielder Fernandinho also featured from the substitute’s bench. Ederson was delighted to make his debut in his city of birth.
“I am very emotional after my debut with the National Team, in São Paulo in my hometown. I felt the warmth of the Brazilians. I am very happy with my debut and I’ll carry on working and if Tite calls me up again, hopefully I won’t disappoint.
“Something I always heard from my previous coach, clean sheets are half way to victories. If you don’t suffer goals, we are closer to winning the game, that’s what happened against Chile, we managed a clean sheet and we scored three goals.”