English Premiership

Guardiola: Jesus gives City a bright future

2017-02-02 10:51
Gabriel Jesus (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Pep Guardiola believes the future is bright for Manchester City after £27million teenager Gabriel Jesus prompted a rout over West Ham.

Despite Sergio Aguero being confined to a substitute's role, City's front three of Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane proved too hot to handle in City’s 4-0 drubbing at the London Stadium.

Jesus has wasted no time in making an impression after his January move from Palmeiras, with the 19-year-old marking his first Premier League start with a goal and an assist.

"These three guys are the future for this club," said Guardiola.

"The average age is 20 years old. You cannot see strikers as young as those in big European clubs at the moment, so that is good for the future.

"We're delighted Gabriel arrived already for the team. He's showing us his potential and his level. He is able to fight against players who are taller than him. He is young, a striker for Brazil, so he has something."

He added: "He wants to be a good player, and that helps a lot. He has dreams about what he wants to do in his future career. He wants to become something in world football, and we're going to try and get that for us."

Guardiola rubbished suggestions that Jesus is Aguero's replacement though after insisting that the pair can play in the same line-up.

"They can play together. Gabriel can play on the left side. Sergio, for us, remains such an important player for us. We cannot achieve our goals without his contribution," he added.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.