Why Gabriel Jesus is worried about playing for Manchester City

Injury

Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus has admitted that he is worried about playing for the club at the moment for one reason.

That reason comes in the form of the Brazilian’s injury problems this season, following a two-month layoff in 2017.

Coming off the back of an impressive campaign last season, the player would have liked to have kicked on.

That didn’t exactly go to plan unfortunately and his injury has seen Sergio Aguero claim top spot at the Etihad.

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Now, the player has started returning to full fitness and starting games but the physiological barrier of the problems is yet to have been overcome.

That is because Jesus has admitted that he does think about the injury and is still worried about a reoccurrence.

Though, he has also admitted that the more he plays football, the easier it will become and the fear of injury will go away.

“When you’re in the game, without wanting it, you end up thinking about the previous game where you got injured,” said Jesus.

“You have a bit of fear. But, as you’re playing more and more, you’re going to get that fear away and play your football.

“I think I still played with some fear, and there’s some movements when I still have some fear to get injured again.

“I know anything can happen, but I’m sure that the more you play, the easier that fear is going to go away.”

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One player who could join Jesus at Manchester City is Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian couldn’t push through a move to the Etihad in the summer but City now risk losing out on him.

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