“Gabriel Jesus can lift the pressure from Neymar for Brazil” says Gilberto Silva

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Ex Arsenal midfielder and World Cup winner Gilberto Silva has heaped praise upon new Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The 2002 World Cup winner has been keeping a keen eye on the 19 year old, who joined Manchester City in January and has been thrilled with his progress.

In an interview with Sport 360, Gilberto said, “It is great to see a Brazilian player with his ability adapting so quickly to the Premier league. Moving to England was a big step for Jesus. He has not only shown his ability, but also his maturity.

“He is a natural player – the way he does things. He plays in a simple way. He is young and he still has a lot to learn in terms of tactics and team play. Jesus can also improve his game individually. The Premier League will be a great school. He should absorb everything he can. He has to absorb the maximum to produce his very best.”

Jesus scored 3 goals and provided 3 assists in his first 4 games for City, before a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth saw him ruled out until the end of April. Gabriel will miss Brazil’s March World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.


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