The 21-year-old striker has dwelled up in Guardiola’s tactics perfectly.

Manchester City star striker Gabriel Jesus is in a sensational form this season. The 21-year-old Brazilian scored City’s first of the five goals against Burnley in their FA Cup 4th round tie on Saturday. The goal against the Clarets sent his season’s tally to massive 15 goals.

Speaking in the post-match interview the youngster described himself as “on fire” reflecting on the splendid goal scoring season he is having. 

“I have started this year on fire, I think, (and) not just for the goals. I think I help the team on the pitch, I work hard and I think I play well when I go onto the pitch,” he said.

My focus is to do this and I am so happy that I scored goals because I am a striker and I need to score goals. When we score the first goal, we want to score more and more, and to play well and win the games, ” said Jesus.

The striker also poured heaps of praises on his teammate Kevin De Bruyne who scored and assisted a goal each in City’s 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.

“He is an amazing player and an amazing person, He has the quality to play every game when (getting into) this team is too hard because we have amazing players and everyone deserves to play,” added the youngster.


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Both the teams kicked off the game with lots of changes as City’s gaffer Pep Guardiola left Aguero, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling on the bench while Sean Dyche made 7 changes to his side which secured a hard-fought point against Watford on 19th January.

The changes also meant that the main target for Sean Dyche and co is to secure a decent place in Premier League table. Speaking to the media in the post-match conference, the Burnley’s coach said,

“I am not going to overthink this one. We had to make decisions. We had a few touch and goes and they couldn’t play, because the bigger fight this season is the Premier League. It was as soon as the season started and will always be our biggest fight.

That’s no disrespect to any other competition, it’s just a fact of the club I work for.”

Burnley will face the rejuvenated Manchester United on Wednesday night while Manchester City will try to carry on their tremendous title chase against Newcastle United.