Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is not giving up over striker Gabriel Jesus’s recent scoring drought.
The Brazilian striker hasn’t scored for City since his goal against Liverpool in the beginning of November.
For a goal shy Man City, this is not a very good news.
City have been struggling to score this season. As baffling as it is to see and listen to, Pep Guardiola’s side have lacked creativity and the ruthlessness required to challenge for the Premier League.
Part of this is also down to the injury crises at the start of the season.
Despite having a tremendous record for a back up striker, Gabriel Jesus has been unable to capture the opportunities handed to him due to the absence of senior striker Sergio Aguero.
Aguero’s injury problems are becoming a headache for Man City. His recent time on the sidelines has been synonymous with City’s struggles in the final third this season.
A public backing of his misfiring striker is the best thing Pep Guardiola can do for the player whose position in the squad is under jeopardy. Aguero’s departure will certainly mean the club’s activeness in the transfer market.
At the same time, there is nothing stopping them for bringing in an alternative for Jesus too.
Though, Guardiola has played down any such rumors. Saying: “Yeah, he will do it, score soon. I see him every day and I love him so much what he does.”
“One of the reasons we concede so few is exclusively for him”.
“I want his goals, but his contribution is as the best striker in the world at doing things that not any other striker can do for the team”.
Jesus will have to stake his claims for a starting position tonight against West Brom where Sergio Aguero is also hoped to be on the bench.
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