Gabriel Jesus Forgives Sterling Goal Snatch
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus says there are no hard feeling with Raheem Sterling, after the England forward stole in to notch Jesus’ goalbound shot on the goal line, during Saturday’s 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup Final.
Jesus’ shot had beaten his compatriot Huerelho Gomes, but Sterling got the last touch just before the ball crossed the line. Jesus scored later on in the rout anyway and Sterling became the first player to score a hat trick in an FA Cup Final since 1953.
“Of course, I already knew at the time that I scored (laughs). I saw that the ball was going in. With this line business, I was kind of like this. I'm happy. I talked to Sterling. He said sorry. I said that you have to put the ball in in that situation.”
Jesus was called into Brazil’s Copa América squad and the player says it’s all part of his continuing learning process. “I am very happy. I believe that sometimes you want to demonstrate your maximum, but sometimes it does not work. I know I'm not perfect, but I've been learning.
“I think today I live one of my best moments. I know I'm not a starter, but I've been learning. Today when I make a mistake I know it is normal. Before, I got annoyed. I know I have a lot to learn, but I think I'm in good evolution.”