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Jesus: The best moment of the season is now

Jesus: The best moment of the season is now
Gabriel Jesus says he and his teammates relish the high stakes that each match towards the end of the season brings.

City maintained our one-point lead at the Premier League summit with an enthralling 2-2 draw against Liverpool on Sunday, with the two sides once again locking horns in an FA Cup semi-final later this week.

But before Pep Guardiola’s men can turn our attentions to Wembley, the second leg of our Champions League quarter-final with Atletico Madrid beckons.

We hold a slender one-goal advantage ahead of our trip to the Wanda Metropolitano, but Jesus insists City thrive off the pressure that comes at the business end of the campaign.

He said: “It is the end of the season; the best moment of the season is now.

“The games decide if we win trophies. That is what all the players want; to play and help the team.

“We have an amazing squad where everyone wants to play.

“That is the best way for us to go on the pitch and try to win games.”

Guardiola’s men go into our clash in the Spanish capital having only tasted defeat once in our last 23 matches; a run which stretches back to early December.

But Jesus insists our focus must not stray beyond our next game if we are to claim a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

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Indeed, the Brazilian has described each and every match between now and the end of the campaign as a cup final, irrespective of the opponent or occasion.

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“This run is good because we will fight until the end until the Premier League is done,” he explained.

“We will try as always. It is the Premier League, you cannot think about the previous game.

“You have to think of the next one every time and play it like a final, get the three points and move on.

“It is not that easy (to retain the title). We know that if we win all of our games then we can win the Premier League.

“It is tough. (Liverpool) have to win all of their games as well and that is why the Premier League is one of the best competitions in the world.”

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