"Gabriel Jesus can be one of the world's best", says former Manchester City captain

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 7:08pm

By Francis Whiteley

Andy Morrison is backing Jesus to replace the injured Sergio Aguero

Things aren't going to plan for Manchester City this season. They were tipped to win the Premier League again, but find themselves third in the table, nine points behind league leaders Liverpool. And to make matters worse, they're now without star striker Sergio Aguero, who has been ruled out with injury for the next few weeks.

But as the old cliche goes, every cloud has a silver lining - and City's plays up front for Brazil. Gabriel Jesus is one of the most highly rated young strikers in the world, but he rarely gets a chance to start for Pep's side. The absence of Aguero presents him with the perfect opportunity.

Speaking to Love Sport Radio, former Manchester City captain Andy Robinson said he believes Jesus has the ability to become a true world beater.

"I think he can be one of the best in the world, I really do. Look at his age - his all round play has improved since he came in, and I think he's got it all".

"His work rate has improved. I don't think he's a scorer of great goals, he's just scores a lot of goals. It doesn't really matter how he gets them; tap ins, he's an instinctive finisher, close range, he's very sharp in the box. I can't picture a goal where he's stepped past a couple of players and banged one in the top corner the way Aguero does, but he gets goals".

"He's quick, he's strong, and he's very instinctive. Everything is there, and the run of games he has is a great opportunity".

"What he does have is an unbelievable inner belief. He thinks he should be in the team, he thinks he's the best striker in the league and that's a testament to his character. Now it's just up to him to prove that".

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