Manchester City mnager Pep Guardiola has admitted he was unsure what to expect from Gabriel Jesus after signing the forward, comparing the Brazilian to a watermelon.
The £27m January arrival capped a superb full Premier League debut with his first goal in English football in Manchester City’s 4-0 demolition of West Ham at the London Stadium on Wednesday.
“You never know, it’s like a watermelon – you have to open and see if it is good or not,” Guardiola said. “The perspective was good. He’s a young talent. But he has a huge mentality. He’s so aggressive.
“He wants to become a good player. He has dreams and he has things he wants to do in the future in his career. That helps a lot. He wants to do something in the world of football and, of course, we are going to try to help him get it for us.”