Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus has said that he has had to grow up fast playing in the Premier League and that while it has made him a better player, it is too early to compare him to Lionel Messi.
Jesus has scored nine goals in 16 appearances for City this season helping them to go straight to the top of the Premier League.
He suffered from a broken metatarsal soon after joining the team in January but since recovering he has been consistently improving and said that he is enjoying his life in the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports News this week Jesus said, “I had this conversation with my family before I signed for a Manchester City where we talked about how I would have to adapt to another country and another culture. But I was relaxed because I was reaching my dream of playing in the Premier League. I have been so welcomed by everyone at the club and it also helped that Fernandinho is also at City. I’m still a young guy. I’m a boy. I didn’t know anything when I came here. I didn’t know about the weather or the language. I’ve been growing up fast. Sometimes I miss Brazil but I’m really enjoying my time here.”
He says that it is far too early to compare him to Lionel Messi and that instead, his sole focus is on Brazil’s game against England at Wembley tonight and generally improving as a player.
“It’s always a real pleasure to play at Wembley. I’m expecting it to be really beautiful. It will be incredible to play there. The World Cup is getting closer. We’re working and preparing and we’re trying to make sure we have a great World Cup.”