Guardiola: Gabriel Jesus deserves the best

Pep Guardiola was delighted to see Gabriel Jesus earning the praise he deserves, following Saturday's 5-0 triumph over Norwich City.

The Brazilian forward, employed in the right-wing role, crafted two assists and forced the opening goal, as the Premier League Champions stormed past the Canaries in our first home game of 2021/22.

Played in front of a full capacity crowd, it was a memorable victory all round, with Gabriel Jesus earning warranting the acclaim as Man of the Match.


Reflecting on the triumph in his post-match press conference, Guardiola spoke of his delight for his forward's display, hailing his work ethic and ability.

"He’s a player who likes to be in more of a wider than central position," he said.

"That's one of the reasons why I'm a manager - the best moments are when you can work with people and humans like Gabriel.

"He never complains. If he plays five minutes, he plays the best five minutes he can do.

"He’s happy on the left, right, centre... and today, the connection with Kyle Walker was exceptional.

"I'm pleased with the performance. He was involved in three of our goals - he's an incredibly important player for us.

"He’s so young. A big congratulations because he deserves in life the best. He’s so generous and I'm incredibly satisfied for him."

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