Gabriel Jesus ‘Happy’ With Ronaldo Comparisons
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus says he is comfortable with being compared to legendary compatriot Ronaldo. O Fenomeno is considered a legend of the game having won two World Cups and played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
20 year old Jesus has drawn comparisons from many Brazilian players and commentators for his feats in front of goal. Jesus insists he does not feel the pressure of such comments, instead taking them as a compliment.
He told the Independent, “I'm always happy to hear things like that. People will always make comparisons and I'm happy with that one, especially coming from Daniel Alves. I'm happy and I thank him.
“Ronaldo was a childhood idol of mine. Now, having met him and having seen how he treats everyone, he's even more of a hero. He will always be an idol and a role model. That's what I'm working towards.
“Ronaldo was unique and always will be. He's the best player I've seen in my life. I don't think anyone will get near him.”