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Gabriel Jesus Happy With Wide Role

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus says he is enjoying his new role on the wide right for Brazil and he would be happy to reprise it for his club.

Jesus started his career as a winger at Palmeiras, before moving into a centre forward position just before he joined City.

“I like to play as a winger. Since the Copa America, I play right winger. I like it. I started with the position in Brazil at my old club [Palmeiras] and after I got to play as a striker but of course I like to play both positions. I think it is very important you can play more than one.

“That is City, the competition is very high but I think we have good players and an amazing team. We have big players here like Sergio, Raz [Sterling], Bernardo, Kevin [de Bruyne], everyone.”

Jesus played on the left during City’s 3-1 win over Southampton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, “It was my first game as a winger with five at the back for Southampton so it is difficult when you dribble past one [defender] and have another one.”

 
 

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