Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in his club’s 9-0 trashing of Burton Hove Albion in the EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The forward is enjoying his stay at the Etihad Stadium despite being the back-up for Sergio Agüero. Jesus feels his fellow striker is a club legend and relishes the battle for a starting position.
“Sergio is a legend here, important to the club, and plays very well – we all know that,” Jesus told reporters. “I’m here to help the team, to help Sergio, Pep and everyone and work hard, make it happen. Sergio has scored a lot of goals for City and I respect him as a legend, so when Pep puts him in the team, he helps. I am the same when I am on the pitch.”
After scoring in City’s 7-0 win over Rotherham in the FA Cup, Jesus scored his first four goal haul of his career. “It was very important for my mentality. I need to score goals, I know that. Sometimes it’s difficult but I always try to score and help the team. I am a striker so I have to score, but I always try to play well and help the team every time.”