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Gabriel Jesus tells Real Madrid ‘Story’ After UCL 1st Leg Defeat

Gabriel Jesus is ready to play anywhere to help Manchester City win trophies after his role in the Champions League victory over Real Madrid.

The Brazil striker started as a left winger in the 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernebeu as Pep Guardiola made a surprise team selection in the first leg.

Jesus scored the equaliser but also worked hard to double-up as support for Benjamin Mendy at left-back and the 22-year-old was delighted with how the tactics worked out.

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“I enjoy the work,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if I have to run back to help my team-mates, I am young, I have the power and energy to do it.

“I enjoy the position a lot because I can go back and help the full-backs. I am very comfortable there but we have a lot of quality players.

“We are very proud of the performance but we know they have a lot of quality, a lot of amazing players. They are a big club and now there will be another game, the second leg.”

“The challenge is coming and it’s the biggest of the season. We know Real can go to the Etihad and beat us,” he said.

“Sunday is important. It’s been a big week because we played Leicester away, a team with a lot of quality, and went seven points in front of them.

“So we’ve had two very good games – and now it’s a final. It’s important to win the first title of the season.”


Man City Considering Gabriel Jesus sale.

Manchester City are considering parting ways with striker Gabriel Jesus in the summer to raise money for a squad overhaul.

The 22-year-old has managed 56 goals in 124 appearances for the club, but has struggled greatly to displace Sergio Agüero in the starting lineup at the Etihad Stadium. As a result, rumours of a potential move away from the club have never been hard to find.

Pep Guardiola,Gabriel Jesus
As noted by The Athletic, manager Pep Guardiola has long had his doubts over whether Jesus has what it takes to make it as City’s first-choice striker, and the Brazilian could be moved on in the summer if the right bid comes along.

In early 2019, City began searching for a new high-profile striker to compete with Agüero, and they were prepared to finance that deal by selling Jesus to the highest bidder. That obviously did not happen, but City are understood to be considering something similar now.

Given the Cityzens’ hugely disappointing season so far, they are aware that their squad could do with an overhaul in the summer. Several of their stars are ageing or on expiring deals, so City could look to recruit a number of players by parting ways with Jesus.

Leroy Sane,Gabriel Jesus
Both he and Leroy Sané are seen as likely departures as the two players will be able to raise a considerable amount of money, which could then be used to rejuvenate the squad.

Bayern Munich are thought to be keen on both, but they would likely only want to sign one, given the enormous cost of both deals.

There would likely be plenty of interest in Jesus, who is still seen as one of the most exciting young strikers around. He as a fantastic goalscoring record considering he has often been stuck behind Agüero in the pecking order at the Etihad.

Gabriel Jesus

However, City’s need to overhaul the squad is clear. They have fallen 14 points behind Liverpool, who have a game in hand as well, and there is no guarantee that City will even be able to finish second.

If they want money, selling Jesus certainly makes sense. It will likely come down to whether City can find a suitable replacement, or whether Jesus himself decides he is done waiting for first-team opportunities.


Gabriel jesus decides to finally remove Agüero as man city’s main striker.

Gabriel Jesus has said that he wants to permanently oust Sergio Aguero from Manchester City’s starting lineup and become their main striker going forward.

Injuries and fitness concerns have limited Aguero’s playing time so far this season, with Jesus making 15 appearances for City this campaign.

Gabriel Jesus
Speaking to The Sun, Jesus revealed that he’s intent on keeping the striker’s spot for himself.

“In the first season when I came, I played a lot. I came here to play, play, play,” he said. “After that year sometimes it was him and not me. I know Sergio is a legend, top scorer of club, top man, top guy. I like him as a player and a person.

“I know Sergio can score every game because of his quality and experience — and every time he plays I want him to score, obviously, so I wait and I wait.

“I want to play every game but the reality is not like that. We have a lot of players, top players. I do try to enjoy it when I am on the pitch.

“But I know Sergio is not young any more like me, and now I think my time has come. This is my time


“I just want to play football and to improve. That’s what makes me happy — that’s what I love.

If I am not playing football I don’t know what I would do.

“It’s always difficult when you don’t play but I know I won’t be in every time, and I respect the manager’s decision and respect my friend Sergio because he’s a legend of the club.

“And I definitely don’t think about being the best in the world, I just want to play and score and then the rest comes anyway.”

Gabriel Jesus,Sergio Aguero
While a rivalry may exist and Jesus’ intentions have been clearly outlined, the relationship between the pair remains friendly.

“Sergio has helped me so much, not just in the conversations we have but with his actions in training.

“When I am going to play he talks to me a lot about the game, about openings, about defenders and keepers. We have a very good relationship.”