Jesus has made an immediate impact since returning from injury – scoring City’s second at Middlesbrough last week and Guardiola believes there is more to come.
He said: “He will be the future and he is a striker that will be here for the next years. Good players always make a good impact. The top players are top players and sometimes you need time but the other ones, mentally they are strong, arrive and wow.”
City are in a battle for Champions League football and Pep believes he understands why his team have not been able to challenge for the Premier League this year.
“We are the team in the Premier League who create more chances than anyone else but not in terms of who has scored goals. That is our problem. Scoring a goal is so complicated. If one guy is fast, he is fast but scoring goals is hard.”