Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus says his City side need to be prepared to play ugly at times if they are to continue their unbeaten ways.
City have been brilliant so far this season as they have smashed through every competition, sitting top of the Premier League as well as their Champions League group. They face Wolves in the League Cup on Tuesday night, and victory would set a new club record of 12 straight wins in all competitions – a goal for Sergio Aguero would make him City’s all-time top scorer.
As well as that, avoiding defeat in City’s next two games will mean that Jesus will have gone a full year without being on the losing side in a competitive game for both club or country – a remarkable feat.
However, the Brazilian starlet believes despite their brilliant start City will have to play ugly at times and battle through even if they don’t play well.
“There might be games where we are going to win without playing that well,” said the youngster.
“We need to face the games with the goal of winning, but also trying to deserve to win by playing good football.
“But there will be games where we’ll have to show character and win no matter how.”
Talking about his unbeaten record which stretches 34 games, Jesus said:
“I’m very happy to have been all this time without losing a game.”
“But it’s not only me, it’s thanks to the teams and team-mates I have played in, such as Palmeiras, the Brazilian national team and now Manchester City.
“I must keep working hard in the training sessions and keep performing well in the games.”
The Brazilian also said he hopes Aguero becomes Manchester City all-time top goalscorer, with the Argentine just a single goal off the record.
“I hope he can beat the record as soon as possible,” said Jesus. “He deserves to become the top scorer of this club.
“He’s an amazing guy. All of us know what type of player he is. He’s a fantastic person and I’m a fan of his.”
[Quotes via the Star]