The Brazilian admits to being frustrated over a lack of regular minutes in the Etihad Stadium but still feels that He can fulfill his potential in the club. Gabriel Jesus insists that Manchester City remains the”best place” for him to create his all-round game, regardless of the fact he stays Sergio Aguero’s understudy.
Jesus finished a $35m proceed to the Etihad Stadium from Palmeiras in 2017 and has since racked up 131 appearances for the club across all contests.
The 22-year-old has contributed 61 goals to City’s cause during that time, winning six big prizes in total – including 2 Premier League titles.
The Brazilian international has had to be satisfied with a backup role behind first-choice centre-forward Aguero, who shows no indication of slowing down despite approaching the latter stages of his career at 31.
However, the Argentine suffered an accident in December that allowed Jesus to measure up in his absence, and he’s taken the chance with both hands, scoring 11 goals in his last 13 appearances.
Jesus has not enjoyed being always consigned to the bench at the Etihad but claims to have no regrets over his first decision to join City.
“I believe that is the best place for me to develop, if not I would not have come,” he told the club’s official site. “Of course I trust in the club once I took the decision to come here.
“I’m here. Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I’m not but that is normal because I wish to play.
“Sometimes I can understand why I do not but I try to do my best every day. I’ll do my best every day because I wish to keep here and I wish to help my team-mates.”
Jesus hit a double in City’s 4-0 win over Fulham from the FA Cup on Sunday, with the holders rewarded with a fifth-round tie off at Sheffield Wednesday.
“I’m happy!” He responded when asked to check his most recent performance. “We won the match, qualified for the next round and once I score, of course, I’m even happier!
Guardiola’s guys have one foot in the final after winning the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford, but Jesus has warned against complacency in the return fixture.
“The first game was very great for us,” Jesus said. “But this is a brand new game. We must forget that. The game on Wednesday will be a difficult game.
After facing off against their local rivals, City will Begin preparing for a trip to Tottenham from the Premier League on Sunday.