Fernandinho looking to help Gabriel Jesus maintain his level till end of season


Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is hopeful that compatriot Gabriel Jesus can maintain his current form until the end of the season. The 19 year old has 3 goals and 2 assists in his first 3 matches for Manchester City- including a stoppage time winner against Swansea on Sunday.

Teammate Fernandinho, who has played with Jesus at international level, believes the striker’s youth needs to be factored into any hype. He says the team will focus on keeping him going until the end of the season.

“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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