Cape Town - Brazil
legend Zico has spoken highly of Manchester City's rising star Gabriel
Jesus, claiming that the young striker can become one of the greats.
Jesus wasted little time in making an impact at the Citizens after
joining Pep Guardiola's charges from Palmeiras. He netted seven goals in
11 games to become an instant hit at the Etihad Stadium.
Zico believes the 20-year-old has the potential to become one of the great Brazilian football stars if he keeps his head down.
"He's a boy that was Brazilian champion playing for one of Brazil's
biggest teams and became the Brazilian national team's No. 9 at 19," he
told ESPN FC.
"I guess everybody could see that he wasn't going to feel the
difference of moving to England and playing for City, which is a
"If he continues to grow, he has everything to achieve that. He
demonstrates everyday that he's a great professional, with fantastic
"Gabriel is a player who pursues success with hard work and
competence. He has everything to become one of the greatest in Brazilian