Gabriel Jesus acknowledged that he needs to be a better scorer as he seeks to replace the outgoing Sergio Aguero in Manchester City.
Gabriel is going to learn a lot
City confirmed on Monday that Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season, approaching a glorious 10-year period that saw him become the club’s all-time top scorer. Gabriel, who has shared his playing time with Aguero since joining City in 2017, is poised to take on more responsibility following the Argentine’s departure.
He scored more
Gabriel admitted that he needs to adjust his style to help replace the player he has named the best player in the club’s history. Jesus said he could learn a little from him, but he is a more suitable striker than himself, he has scored more. According to Gabriel, he is going to learn a lot in these next years in order to become the right striker who scores a lot. “Not me, I think my football. I go beyond, I create with friends, and I’m waiting for a goal. Sometimes I go and score, but I have to think that when I arrive, I score. “
Gabriel, who turns 24 on Saturday, has established himself as a capable deputy to Aguero at City, scoring 80 goals for the club in 183 appearances since joining Palmeiras. However, Aguero proved to be an even more prolific scorer, and City has been linked to a number of high-profile replacements for the Argentine.
Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund’s was heavily associated with the move to Etihad as well as the star of Inter Romelu Lukaku. Southampton forward Danny Ings has also been cited as a more affordable option. However, Gabriel is likely to face continued competition for No.9 as City even after Aguero leaves the club.