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Guardiola wants Jesus to believe in himself

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Pep Guardiola feels that Gabriel Jesus can score goals in every match if he believes that himself.

Gabriel Jesus has had limited playing time for Manchester City. The Brazilian is often dropped to the bench in the favor of star striker Sergio Aguero.

But following Aguero’s injury against Chelsea, Gabriel Jesus has led the line for Manchester City in the past few matches. Once again, the 22-year old will have a chance to make a statement in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola wants Gabriel Jesus to believe in his abilities. The Spaniard suggested that having confidence in oneself will go a long way in improving one’s performance.

“He has to be himself – we need his goals. That’s why we won the last game,” Guardiola said as per Goal.

“We need him and his goals, if he puts this idea in his head he can do it every game.

“Confidence has to be there in the heads, not because of good or bad performances, winning or losing games. Not just him, all the players,” he added.

“We have to learn, with all athletes, he would not be in the high level [he is] and playing if he didn’t have quality.

“They can control it, they don’t need the manager to speak to them. They have to believe they are good enough and show how good they are,” Pep Guardiola insisted.

“All the time it’s there if they score goals the confidence rises. If a keeper doesn’t concede goals the confidence rises.”