Manchester City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus has revealed that he is almost back to his best ahead of the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The Brazilian has had a bit of an injury-hit season and has had to sit behind Sergio Aguero when he has been fit.
The Argentine was a big part of City’s success this season and that has meant that Jesus has found game time hard to come by.
Though, he is expected to lead the line for his country this summer and he’s hitting form at the right time.
This comes after the player explained following the West Ham game that he was returning to his best football.
“I, particularly speaking, have had much better games. However, I am returning normally to my best football calmly,” he explained to ESPN.
“I am very self-critical and always will be. I think this makes me want to improve, always.
“But just because I’m self-critical and say what I thought of my performance in a game, it doesn’t mean I will bring myself down, ever.
“This is a point that just makes me improve. If I see that I didn’t do well, I am going to want to get better, always. This only helps me out.”
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While Jesus would no doubt have been frustrated with not playing so much for Man City, he will go into the World Cup fresh.
Though, the player himself has admitted that he will be ‘less worn out’ when he gets there but it won’t make that big of a difference.
“It depends. I, particularly, in my case, I don’t think it would be a problem, because I practice very hard, I take care of myself and I’m young.
“So I always want to run, I always want to play. But, of course, I will get there a little less worn out.”