Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus said on Wednesday that he had been “surprised” by his extraordinary start to life in the Premier League.
The Brazilian forward who has scored three goals in four games since completing his 27 million move from Brazilian side Palmeiras, has admitted that he is delighted with his strong start for the club, but is ‘very surprised’ at how fast it has happened.
The 19-year old rising star arrived in England last month after City agreed a deal with Brazilian side Palmeiras in pre-season.
While some overseas players take time to adjust to the physicality and pace of the Premier League, Jesus has settled in immediately with three goals in four appearances, including a double in Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to Swansea.
Such has been his impact, he has kept Argentina ace Sergio Aguero out of the side for the last two matches and Kelechi Iheanacho out of the squad altogether, which has in turn led to speculation about the future of both strikers at Manchester.
“Yes, I am very surprised,” Jesus told Mancity.com when asked how things had gone since he joined the club.
“Although I work a lot every single day, with everyone’s support, in order for that to happen.
“I am very happy. Each day I feel that I am adjusting really well, with the support of everyone in the club.
Gabriel Jesus revealed that his teammates help him every day and always thrive to make him happy, even more because of his good start to life in Manchester City.
City are currently third in the Premier League table, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and just three points above fifth placed Liverpool.
Jesus Gabriel will look to add to his goal tally in City’s next match, away to Bournemouth in the league, on Monday.