‘We Thought We’d Lost the Premier League’ Admits Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus admits that he and his teammates thought City had blown their league title defence during their recent 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.
Just over a week ago, City fell to defeat at St. James’ Park, leaving Liverpool with an opportunity to open up a large gap at the top of the Premier League.
But draws with Leicester and West Ham gave City a chance to sneak back into top spot and they’ve done just that with victories over Arsenal and Everton.
“A few days ago, we thought we had lost the Premier League,” Jesus said. “Now we are top of the league, even if it’s because we have played one game more.
“It is good, it is good to be back in the race and we will do our best to win all our games and do our job. That is the most important thing for now.
“After Newcastle, it was very tough on us. We were very disappointed, more than anyone else. The players, the staff… we were all very, sad because we all thought we had lost the league in that game.
“Fortunately, Liverpool drew against Leicester and that gave us a little bit of hope. Then there was another draw against West Ham and that means the race is on.
“Mentally, it is a big boost for us. We will try to keep doing our job and don’t relax as we did against Newcastle.”