Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City's Brazilian players will help striker, says Pep Guardiola

Annette Crawford
January 11, 2019

It is something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had the luxury of this week, with Manchester United returning from four days in Dubai on Thursday evening.

City are still in contention for a quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup titles, something that has never been achieved in the English game.

They have lightened the load a little with the huge victory over Burton, with Guardiola set to put out a second-string side for the second leg against the League One club.

They have only one free weekend between now and the end of the season - February 17-18 - but that would have to stage an FA Cup fixture if they beat Burnley in the fourth round.

'Hopefully not because that means (we) will continue in the FA Cup or Champions League'.

After scoring four times in Wednesday's 9-0 win over Burton, Jesus, 21, said he would be on his own in England once his family fly back to Brazil on Tuesday.

Guardiola said City "try to take care of all of us", but admitted the club "cannot substitute the mother or family".

"No, I didn't speak with him", Guardiola said.

"They have to handle the situation and of course he is not alone, he has friends". I hope they will be ready'. "Vincent [Kompany] is recovering well after the game against Liverpool".

Ederson, Danilo and Fernandinho are all Brazilian, while Jesus shares a language with Portugal worldwide Bernardo Silva.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus claims easing off the throttle is simply not in City's nature.

"The private life affects performances".

'I think it won't be a problem for the next months'.

"We realised [how good they were] when we played them in the EFL Cup last season and again early this season", the former Barcelona boss told a pre-match news conference, having overseen a penalty shoot-out triumph in the former game before his team were held 1-1 at Molineux in August.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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