Gabriel Jesus: ‘De Bruyne should have had 30 assists, we have let him down’

Gabriel Jesus has hailed Kevin de Bruyne as the best player in the Premier League. The Belgian midfielder is labeled by his teammate as the ‘assist king’ and Jesus feels City could have done a better job finishing all the chances De Bruyne has created for them. Despite scoring 102 goals in the Premier League this season, Jesus feels his team was too wasteful in front of goal.

“I think every game he can make three or four assists for us,” he told the club’s website. “This season we miss a lot of goals, if not Kevin would have 30 assists. He is so good. He has so much quality and he always looks to the strikers. It is so good playing with him.”

Manchester City are ready to face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Friday. The two teams already met in February with City grabbing a 1-2 win. “It was a top game. I scored and helped the team. “They [Madrid] played so good. It is so difficult to go there and play against them. We suffered in the first 15-20 minutes and after we played well. We started to play our football and after we came back and could have scored three.”