English Premiership

Jesus: I tought Premier League would be harder

Gabriel Jesus.(Getty Images)
Gabriel Jesus.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has revealed that his experience with the Premier League is somewhat less challenging than he anticipated.

The 20-year old, one of Pep Guardiola's mid-season signings, has made quite an impression on English football since his arrival from Palmeiras, finding the back of the net seven times in only 11 matches.

Had it not been for an untimely injury, the young Brazilian could well have added several more to that impressive tally, with a broken metatarsal in his right foot halting his progress.

Speaking to ESPN Brasil, the man who has also scored four international goals for his country in only six appearances, spoke of his experience in the English top-flight.

"I thought it would be harder," he said. "It hasn't been easy, for sure, I changed my life completely, but I'll never complain about it. I'm grateful for being here, realising a dream, playing in Europe.

"When I left Palmeiras, it was sad, but happy as well, with a title," he added, referring to his side's first league victory since 1994, a campaign which saw him named player of the season. 

"Everybody is helping me here, Fernandinho, Fernando, but the club as well. They help my family, my friends that are here with me," Jesus continued, referring to his fellow Brazilians in the Man City squad.

"I'm missing my mum a little," the striker added. "She is in Brazil with my brothers and nephews. But, when she is happy, I am too. This week we will meet and end this feeling."