Guardi­ola de­lighted by the gifts of the Gab!

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

PEP Guardi­ola hailed Gabriel Je­sus’ con­tin­ual im­prove­ment fol­low­ing his dou­ble in City’s vic­tory over Ever­ton.

The Brazil­ian struck both goals as the Blues claimed a hard­fought 2-1 win against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

The dou­ble took the 22-yearold’s tally for the sea­son to 13, eight of which have come in his last eight ap­pear­ances.

In­juries and a lack of starts due to the bril­liance of Ser­gio

Aguero have ham­pered Je­sus since his move to City in Jan­uary 2017, but Guardi­ola is pleased with his out­put.

The Blues boss said: “He’s a young player but the way he de­fends and fights... of course he has to im­prove, he knows it, and we have spo­ken to­gether about what he has to do, but I think ev­ery day he is bet­ter and bet­ter.

“What he has shown so far in the pe­riod he’s been here, he’s had ups and downs, but with his age and the in­juries he’s had, he was ex­cel­lent.

“Ser­gio is ir­re­place­able for what he means to our fans, what he’s done in this club, but ev­ery year is one sea­son more for Ser­gio, and we have a lot of games, so we need good back-ups for all the play­ers.

“Ser­gio has an ex­cel­lent com­ple­ment with Gabriel.

“They have an in­cred­i­ble re­la­tion­ship for strik­ers, which is good.”

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