Gabriel Jesus Relishing Playing Against John Stones
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is relishing the opportunity to face clubmate John Stones as Brazil face England at Wembley on Tuesday night. The pair will square up as preparations are underway for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Jesus told a pre-match press conference, “John is a teammate, a friend who helped my adaptation a lot when I arrived at the club. But on Tuesday, he defends his team and I defend mine. I hope he can have a great game, but if he has to beat, he will beat and if I have to score goals, I will too!” he joked. You can now beat Manchester bookmakers with our free football betting tips.
The 20 year old insists his adaptation to life in England is going well, having joined City in January, “I've talked a lot with my family before I joined City, about my adaptation. I am young, it is a country with different climate and culture, but I was very calm, with a desire to realise my dream.
“My teammates and the coaching staff received me very well, my family had a lot of help from Fernandinho and Fernando. This made the adaptation quick. I've always been a very quiet, calm kid who likes to stay at home.
“At my age, in a country I knew nothing about, with another language and another culture, I would have been a little surprised, but I tried to adapt as quickly as possible so that it would not affect me on the pitch. But I really miss some things from Brazil.”