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Guardiola Delighted for ‘Live Wire’ Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted to see striker Gabriel Jesus break his goalscoring duck with a pair of goals against Everton on Saturday. The Brazilian had only scored 1 league goal this season prior to Saturday’s game.

Guardiola says he hopes the player has returned to form now and puts his recent drought down to personal reasons, “Jesus is a livewire around the training ground, a prankster when the mood takes him and that should go up a notch over the festive period.

“His mum, Vera, is here and has a staggering influence along with his brother. 'Many players who have the talent but are in bad, bad form — it is because of personal issues. That can influence things a lot on the pitch, more than people can imagine or expect, and sometimes  we don't know it.

“That's why Gabriel has that feeling that, with his family here, he will be calmer, better. I could not live without my family. But I always had the feeling he's a good lad in the locker room, he's always chatting, laughing, making jokes.'”

 
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