Cape Town - Manchester
City striker Gabriel Jesus says he has learnt much from Sergio Aguero and feels
ready to do a good job in his absence.
League champions City will be without their record goalscorer Aguero in the
coming weeks after the Argentina striker suffered a thigh injury at the
will mean an opportunity for Brazil international Jesus, who has largely been
kept in the wings by the brilliance of Aguero this season.
sidelined until after the derby against Manchester United on December 7, that
will start with Tuesday's Champions League clash at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.
he had learned from Aguero, Jesus, who has scored five goals in eight starts
this season, said: "A lot. Sergio is a great guy and top player, so I had
to do that, learning with him.
not happy because Sergio is injured. Of course, I don't like it when my friends
are injured but I work here every day and I am ready to play.
I decided to come to City, I knew it was going to be hard because we have
Sergio, who is the top scorer of the club and he scores every game.
knew this but (here) I have a chance to play with Pep (Guardiola), with top
players at a great big club. That is why I came, to enjoy and learn."
an immediate impact when he arrived at City from Palmeiras in January and even
supplanted Aguero in the team for a spell.
injuries hampered his progress and Aguero's form since has made it difficult
for the 22-year-old to get back into the side.
- TeamTalk Media