The teenager from São Paulo, Brazil, took no time to receive appreciation and hopes of the highest orders from the ex-Brazilian magician as Ronaldinho is impressed by the way the young lad has settled in his new club Manchester City and had also affirmed his believes that Gabriel can replace Lionel Messi to be ranked among the world’s best in future.
It has been a tough run for Pep Guardiola and his men to deliver the goods in the premiere league last season, but the 19 year old did not disappoint when given the nod by the manager to start the games leaving his main striker Aguero on bench.
A decent Start In his First Spell At City
In his four starts for the club Jesus had netted 3 goals and has two assists under his belt for victories against West Ham and Swansea resulting 10 points out of 12 possible leaving Manchester City just 8 points behind the leaders Chelsea with a good portion of football still to be played before the season ends.
Chances of him shining soon against Bournemouth were high, but unfortunately an injury saw the young boy leave the pitch just after 14 minutes of the play.
Manchester city won the game 2-0 with Aguero scoring the second of the match, coming off the bench after Sterling had broken the deadlock for the blues at the Vitality Stadium on Monday night.
Gabriel Jesus has also had a sensational start for Brazil as well scoring 4 times in the 6 caps he had earned.
Brazilian magician cuts loose on his opinion regarding Gabriel Jesus
“The Blue side of Manchester have a very special player with Gabriel Jesus”, Ronaldinho told the Mirror.
He also said that “Gabriel has the potential to be the best player in the world”
“Currently it is Messi, I have always said that one day it will be Neymar”
“But at 19, Gabriel’s future is bright as he possesses all the attributes to become the best”
Looking at Gabriel’s career so far ,one can say that it has been the best possible start for the new wonder boy and certainly he has set the platform to achieve what his master, Ronaldinho thinks he would in the near future, but achieving what the little Argentinian has achieved is not going to be easy at all for Gabriel.
The Greatest In The Game
Messi has scored a staggering 329 goals for Barcelona and 57 goals for Argentina, winning the most prestigious individual award in football four times, three consecutive times in 2011,2012,2013 and the latest in 2016.
These stats are not easy to beat. No player in world football has ever achieved what Leo has until today. It is rather to early a stage to say if Gabriel could match the likes of Cristiano or Lionel, but only time will tell.
Gabriel has certainly brought a new life for his team mates at City and is also praised highly by his manager. A full season would lift of the curtains for what would be an another Brazilian sensation.