Jesus: Competition with Firmino healthy for Brazil

2018-06-04 14:24
Gabriel Jesus (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus insists he is relishing the competition that Roberto Firmino has provided for him ahead of the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

Jesus captained the Selecao on Sunday as they beat Croatia 2-0 at Anfield in an international friendly courtesy of goals from Firmino and Neymar.

Firmino's form at Liverpool this past season, 27 goals in all competitions, has given the Manchester City star stiff competition for his place in the Brazil starting XI.

However, the City striker feels that the competition is healthy for the team going into the World Cup.

“I’m very happy for him, for the national team and for all of us Brazilians,” said Jesus, as quoted the official Manchester City website.

“It’s good to have healthy competition. He had an excellent season I had only a good season due to my injury. But that happens and I congratulate him.

“I am very happy that he could score and it is like this if he is doing good, I will work to be even better.

“That’s a great thing to have, this healthy competition for the national team.”

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