Pep Guardiola has ‘No doubt’ over Gabriel Jesus.
Pep Guardiola says he has “no doubts” about Gabriel Jesus’ ability to lead Manchester City’s attack – and the Brazilian might be proving his manager right.
In the absence of regular Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus scored his seventh goal of the season in their latest victory over Burnley.
Manchester City restored their three-point advantage over their win over Burley to top the Premier League.
“For the team, but especially for him, the striker needs to score the goals,” said Guardiola.
“There are no doubts about Gabriel. Last game, he scored and got us the three points – and today, he started and played really well.
“We are delighted for Gabriel all the time. We need his goals – he knows it – but his contribution in many aspects is fantastic.”
With 32-year-old Argentine Aguero still needing “a few weeks” to return to match fitness after testing positive for coronavirus, City will need to rely on Jesus.
He has scored in back-to-back league games for the first time in 2020-21.