Gabriel Jesus Ready To Be City First-Choice Striker Ahead Of Aguero
Gabriel Jesus thinks it is time for him to step up as Manchester City’s first choice striker.
The Brazilian has been making the most of fellow South American, Aguero’s time on the sidelines due to injury.
Jesus feels his time has come at the Etihad stadium as Aguero is no longer young.
The potential of the Brazilian youngster has never been a subject of debate but the 22-year-old still needs some bit of polishing in the final third.
Jesus has now been presented with a rare chance to enforce himself as the Citizens main striker as Aguero still remains down with injury.
The South American has found the net on six occasions since the injury to Aguero.
In an interview with the Sun, he said:
“In the first season when I came, I played a lot. I came here to play, play, play.
“After that year sometimes it was him and not me. I know Sergio is a legend, top scorer of club, top man, top guy. I like him as a player and a person.
“I know Sergio can score every game because of his quality and experience — and every time he plays I want him to score, obviously, so I wait and I wait.
“I want to play every game but the reality is not like that. We have a lot of players, top players. I do try to enjoy it when I am on the pitch.
“But I know Sergio is not young any more like me, and now I think my time has come. This is my time.
“I just want to play football and to improve. That’s what makes me happy — that’s what I love.
“If I am not playing football I don’t know what I would do.
“It’s always difficult when you don’t play but I know I won’t be in every time, and I respect the manager’s decision and respect my friend Sergio because he’s a legend of the club.
“And I definitely don’t think about being the best in the world, I just want to play and score and then the rest comes anyway.”