Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus said that he can see a lot of similarities between Manchester City’s style of play and the style of his native Brazil. He looks like he’s enjoying his time in Manchester under Pep Guardiola as he has been given a lot of opportunities to shine.
The 20-year old attacker has scored six goals in seven Premier League appearances this season as the Citizens are on the top of the table, two points ahead of local rivals Manchester United. As he netted twice in City’s 7-2 demolition of Stoke, he admitted that Guardiola’s style of football fits him well: “Yes, it was almost like [Brazilian football]. In Brazil when we win with so many goals the players tend to start playing with more style and being playful.”
He added, according to Sky Sports: “They start jumping around and it did feel more or less like this. It felt like a very beautiful way of winning that game. As players we enjoyed it a lot and that’s how we felt inside the pitch.”
The Brazilian is very satisfied with his time in Manchester City and he claimed: “Obviously I am enjoying playing here a lot,” he said. “I am a very calm and tranquil person but I do miss some things the city hasn’t got compared to where I used to live in Brazil. But I am very happy and getting to know the city better and better.”
He has only words of praise for his current coach: “Pep Guardiola is a very ambitious manager, that’s a reason why he has been able to win all the trophies he has won in his career. I am very happy to get the chance to be trained by him and I am very proud to be able to grow under his management. I hope we will carry on together and we will be able to improve even more.”