Manchester City forward, Gabriel Jesus, feels Pep Guardiola’s constant dialogue with his players has helped City a great deal in bouncing back from back-to-back upsets against Crystal Palace and Leicester City last month.
Since enduring a mini-slump in December, the defending champions have beaten league leaders, Liverpool and hammered Rotherham and Burton, in the FA and League Cup, respectively.
As City aim to keep the pressure on the Reds, the Brazilian forward has revealed how crucial Guardiola’s team meetings have been.
“We have meetings, always,” said Jesus, as quoted by Daily Mail.
“Every time we have meeting, it doesn’t matter if we win or lose. Before, after and in the games! With Pep it’s like this and it’s really good because we know what we have to do on the pitch and in training. You need to learn more and know what the opponent will do.”
“Of course you need to listen to your manager. He wants to show you the games, the training sessions to us. When you lose two games it is even more important. Last season we played very well and this season too, but we have lost some games and that is just football.”
Jesus scored four goals in City’s 9-0 thrashing of Burton on Wednesday, equalling Sergio Aguero’s tally of 12 goals in competitive games this season.
Having endured a difficult start to the season, this upsurge in form comes as a “beautiful feeling” to the young forward.
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He added: “I felt so bad when I lost chances but I understand it’s football, sometimes you score, sometimes you lose. What do you think? I am just 21-years-old and learning that in life as well as football you keep trying to get better but it doesn’t always work that way.”
“My mum and my family is my first love and my second love is football. I am happy with my game. My family’s advice is that it’s important to accept a footballer’s life sometimes goes up, and sometimes goes down.”