Yaya Toure insists Manchester City “should not get too excited” about Gabriel Jesus just yet.
The Brazil striker has scored three goals in four games since completing his £27m move from Palmeiras in January, Toure wants care to be taken with the 19-year-old.
Toure said: “Gabriel Jesus is a very good player; very quick, sharp and clever. We realise we have to be careful, though, and we shouldn’t get too excited because he has to be focused.
“What we want to do is just continue to keep going and, at the end of the season, we can talk about him.”
“We need to have young players because City are always a team who wants to win the league. The mentality of the club is to try to get new players in and try to do as best as possible.
“When you see Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Jesus, Sane and Raheem Sterling playing well, you realise we have a great squad with some young players.”
City are 10 points behind leaders Chelsea despite their return to form, but Toure insists they could still challenge Antonio Conte’s side if they keep winning.
“We are 10 points behind Chelsea,” he said. “I think it’s tough. The Premier League is very, very tough and all we have to do is just focus on ourselves and keep going.