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'I live for goals' - Gabriel Jesus sends ominous warning to Man City and Brazil rivals

15:34 BST 15/10/2017
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The highly-rated forward has found the target for club and country in recent outings and hopes that there will be many more efforts to come

Gabriel Jesus has warned those hoping to contain him with Manchester City and Brazil that he “lives for goals”.

Having gone four games without finding the target, the 20-year-old forward rediscovered his shooting boots while away with his country on World Cup qualifying duty.

Jesus 6/1 to be PL top scorer

A brace in a 3-0 victory over Chile was followed by another in a 7-2 mauling of Stoke upon his return to domestic action.

Jesus now has 14 goals in just 21 appearances for City and has an ominous message for those intending to shackle him in the final third – he can get even better.

The Samba star told the Manchester Evening News following another stunning display of attacking firepower from Pep Guardiola’s side against Stoke: “I live for goals and just want to score as many as possible. It's great to score goals in the Brazil national team shirt, but I also love doing it in City colours, too.

“I am enjoying this great moment in my life. I had an injury last season but that didn't stop me. My team and management really helped me, and they have been great for me in my time in England.

“I learn a lot from Sergio [Aguero] every day, but not just him – I learn from all the team. We learn with each other – I pass on my knowledge to them, and they give theirs to me, so it's an exchange.”

While once again providing a cutting edge for City in their latest outing, Jesus saw the Etihad Stadium support pay homage to the creative qualities of Kevin De Bruyne after converting his second against the Potters – not that he is too bothered about that.

Jesus added on an in-form team-mate who continues to post remarkable assist figures: “He is one of the best players in the world. He shows that he deserves to be part of this team.

“His quality is outstanding as an individual out on the pitch, but it's the way that he makes that work for the whole team, and connects with the other players, that makes him special.

“Kevin deserves the love from the fans. We can't decide who they show their affection to, but the important thing is that every players gives their all out on the pitch – we are scoring goals, making assists and winning games and that is the main thing.”

De Bruyne and Jesus will be back on the goal trail on Tuesday when City play host to another free-scoring side in the form of Serie A leaders Napoli, with Champions League competition returning to the agenda.