Manchester City fans reacts as Pep Guardiola remains convinced that Gabriel Jesus has the quality to be a long-term successor to Sergio Aguero at the Etihad.
The Brazilian has gone six games without a goal and has not even registered a shot on target in the Premier League since his strike against Liverpool on November 8.
Ahead of West Brom game on Tuesday while addressing the media, Guardiola declared himself happy with the Brazilian’s performances this season.
“Yes, he will [score goals] soon,” Guardiola said.
“I see him every day. And I love him so much. What he’s able to do is one of the reasons why we concede few goals, and few chances is thanks exclusively to him.”
“Without him we would concede more chances. And sometimes I give credit to the other ones. Of course he wants to score goals and he will do it.”
City have struggled for goals this term and have been less exciting to watch than in previous campaigns. The Citizens were held by Manchester United to 0-0 in a drab derby at Old Trafford, but faces the worst defense in the league when West Bromwich Albion arrives at Etihad Stadium.
This game at the Etihad Stadium tonight will be the best moment for Gabriel Jesus and City to demonstrate the hunger for goals and appetite required of title winners.
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In reaction to Guardiola’s comments shared on twitter by Man City Xtra and City Chief, plenty of Sky Blues have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
You can find some of the comments from Twitter below:
Our defensive striker
— kahskar (@khatrishere) December 15, 2020
It seems Pep has completely lost it.
— Avocado (@Avacado76459952) December 14, 2020
So he's basically Firmino. A defensive ST. Jeez man that's why we paid hundreds of millions on defenders for. Not our ST to defend. Embarrassing
— Sergio 🇺🇸 (@SergioKun0331) December 15, 2020
Been saying that for a long time , no where near Aguero’s level … Aguero probably coming to the end now
— 😈 FPL_Fantasy_Phenom 😈 (@fpl_phenom) December 14, 2020
Doesnt score enough, strikers score goals, sign kante and put him up front otherwise 😅 he’s a second striker/winger imo
— Dominic Murphy (@DominicMurphy97) December 14, 2020
This lad most times forget he’s a striker and is meant to score goals
— Cozy kay (@Cozykay4) December 14, 2020
The scary thing to realise is Jesus will only improve with age and further experience at the highest level. Yet to reach his prime years, he’s already scoring goals and leading the line confidently in attack.
With the attributes and importantly faith in his ability, there’s no reason why he cannot establish himself as one of the world’s best forwards but to potentially eclipse Aguero’s star-studded legacy in due course will be a difficult task to achieve.