Well that was fun!
Gabriel Jesus playing in his new position as a winger played extremely well. So much so, Pep may only play him there from now on.
The Brazilian star became increasingly dangerous in the match with crosses and dribbling skills off the charts. He even got some assists and could have had more.
He spoke after the match and had plenty to say-
“I couldn’t remember the last game with our fans because it’s been so long!”
“They came, they pushed all the time – they sang and give everything for us – so we have to play for them as well.”
“No, no!” he smiled. “I tried to cross!
“When I played as a winger – before, when I started to play football – I always crossed because the striker is there.
“I tried to cross to Ferran and Jack. Sometimes, it’s like that – the defender touches it and goes in!
“All of the team played so well. We are getting our rhythm.
“Most of the players came later because we needed some holidays – last season was so tough.
“We played so well and won the game, which was the most important thing.
“We knew that [it was important to bounce back from defeat at Tottenham Hotspur].
“It’s going to be so tough for us because everything came back early. We had to come back as quick as possible.
“That’s our game: play quickly, make runs in behind and try to score goals. That’s everything for us.”
“After, I had to train hard like always. I didn’t lose too much power – I’m a little bit lucky because I didn’t lose too much so I can come back and train with the guys. Now I’m fit.”
What a win and performance. Come on City!