At the start of last season, Gabriel Jesus told Pep Guardiola he wanted to play as a winger, leaving Manchester City without a “pure” striker for the campaign.
Then, towards the end of the championship, the Brazilian broke away and told the Spaniard that he had always wanted to be a centre-forward, reports the Manchester Evening News.
That’s how the discussion about his transfer began, and in the end the football player was sold to Arsenal.
After joining the Gunners and confirming that he “always wanted to be a typical No.9”, Jesus revealed that a lack of confidence led him to walk away from the position and that the problem dates back to the 2018 World Cup Mr.
“After the World Cup I started to think that I couldn’t play as a ‘9’. I switched to the wing both at City and in the Brazilian national team. For a while I thought so. But I changed my mentality, now I believe in myself a lot more si. I smile again while playing football. I’m very grateful as I can play in all positions up front but I’m a typical number 9. My job is to finish the chances. But not only that but to help the team generally.”
Last weekend, Jesus scored two and provided two assists in a 4-2 win over Leicester in north London.