GABRIEL JESUS: Arsenal new striker Gabriel Jesus speaks on how lucky he’s and how joining Arsenal is helping him to rediscovered his Confidence as a player.
Brazil international and Arsenal No.9 Gabriel Jesus says he’s lucky and blessed to have the characteristics to featured in three different position.
Gabriel Jesus scored twice and recorded two assist in Arsenal 4-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.
“I am lucky, blessed, to have the characteristics to play across the three positions in the front, and even as a second striker with another No.9,” Jesus told ESPN.
“After the World Cup, it ended up that in the national team I started to play more as the winger, at Man City too, so it’s normal as a player to take it and think that you can’t play as a No.9, and I had this in my head for a long time.
“Now I have a different mind, I believe in myself a lot more, I’m back to smiling, to having confidence playing and that’s why things are working out.
“For a long time I thought like that, but I’ve returned, the usual Gabriel, thinking that I can play as a No.9, that I’m there to finish, to help, not just to score goals, but to come short, play, get back up.”
The Brazilian is enjoying life in London with Mikel Arteta starting him as a central striker in consecutive starts to the new Premier League season.
The striker has refuted the believe that his coming to Arsenal is to be the team saviour.
“There is a lot of talk about this business of taking responsibility, of being ‘the guy’ of the team,” added Jesus. “Make it clear that I didn’t come to be ‘the guy’ of the team. I came to play, to be happy, to help, to learn.
“Obviously, nowadays if you’re scoring a goal, you’re performing, it’s usually natural that your name starts to be spoken more.”