The striker played left wing for the 2-1 victory in the Spanish giants, while Pep Guardiola praised the response of Aguero and Silva to being left out.

Gabriel Jesus is prepared to play anywhere to assist Manchester City win prizes following his part in the Champions League victory over Real Madrid.

The Brazil striker began as a left winger in the 2-1 win in the Santiago Bernebeu as Pep Guardiola made a surprise group choice in the first leg.

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

“I enjoy the job,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if I must return to help my team-mates, I’m young, I have the energy and power to do it.

“I like the position a lot since I can return and help the full-backs. I am quite comfortable there but we’ve got a great deal of quality players.

“We are extremely pleased with the performance but we understand that they have a good deal of quality, a great deal of amazing players. They’re a big club and there will be another game, the next leg.”

Guardiola caused a surprise with his choice, leaving the experience of Sergio Aguero and David Silva on the seat while Raheem Sterling was just a replacement after coming back from a hamstring injury.

The City boss praised the response of his players to being left out of what was his side’s biggest game of the season with the Premier League race efficiently over.

“The three men behaviour from the locker room was exceptional, I am so pleased with their response, I understand they wanted to play with,” Guardiola said before Sunday’s Carabao Cup closing against Aston Villa.

“Sergio is amazing, I could express my gratitude for his help, a legend with this club, I know he is ready to assist us. David and John [Stones], Oleks [Zinchenko], Eric [Garcia], my appreciation I would love all of these to perform.”

Sunday’s final at Wembley will be the third of four matches in different competition after the Premier League win in second-placed Leicester City and success in Madrid and forward of this FA Cup fifth round clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

While Jesus confessed that the win in Spain was the largest of the season, he insisted that they can’t relax in front of the next leg or in their determination to win their first trophy of the year, despite winning 6-1 in Villa only six weeks ago.

“The challenge is coming and it is the largest of the season. We know Real can visit the Etihad and beat us,” he said.

“Sunday is vital. It’s been a huge week since we played Leicester away, a group with a great deal of quality, and proceeded seven points in front of them.

“So we have had two very good games – and now it is a final. It is important to win the first title of the year.”