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‘Nothing Is Easy in the World Cup’ Says Rueful Gabriel Jesus

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus congratulated Belgium for their World Cup quarter-final victory over the Seleção in Kazan. The Manchester City forward says it was a tough game and things just did not go Brazil’s way.

Speaking in the mixed zone after the match, the 20-year old, who has been heavily criticised for failing to score in the tournament, said, “It's the game, it's football. Congratulations to the Belgian team.

“We knew that on the other side there were players who only play in big clubs, who play big tournaments. It's a cup, it's difficult, nothing is easy, difficult for the expectation, even for ourselves, now it's a moment of reflection and of trying to get over it.”

Jesus however, said that Brazil can take some positives from the tournament as a whole, “As a team, we are to be congratulated, for the games we played, we showed we are very mature. It is not easy to go 2-0 behind and then to balance the game.

“We got a goal and hammered at them, we hammered a lot, but today we could not do it. It's hard to leave happy for a tournament that you had the confidence that you would win, that you wanted to win though.”


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