Tuesday 23 May 2017

Gabriel Jesus will take time to settle at Manchester City - Fernandinho

Gabriel Jesus has impressed since arriving at Manchester City last month
Gabriel Jesus has impressed since arriving at Manchester City last month

Fernandinho has warned it will take Gabriel Jesus time to settle at Manchester City, despite his outstanding start to life in English football.

Fresh from helping Brazil to Olympic gold and Palmeiras to the championship, the 19-year-old is now looking to build on such success at the Etihad Stadium.

January arrival Jesus has hit the ground running and scored three goals in four appearances, including City's last-gasp winner against Swansea at the weekend.

Brazil and City team-mate Fernandinho has been as impressed by the attacker as anyone, but warned that a drop-off at some point is only natural.

"He has been a professional footballer for just two years, so he is starting very, very, very young," the midfielder said.

"We were happy for his incredible performances for the national team and for his club, where he won a few titles, and now he has come here and started to score goals.

"I hope he can keep that level at least until the end of the season.

"As a young player you can sometimes drop your level. He can play amazing, but he is good because his mentality is good, on the same level all the time - he is stable.

"We can help him stay at this level until the end of the season, and if he does everyone will be happy.

"If he scores more goals for us, I'll be the first to be happy."

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