Gabriel Jesus plays down pressure on Man City to win Champions League

Posted Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Gabriel Jesus plays down pressure on Man City to win Champions League

Man City & the Champions League

Manchester City of course dominated the English game over the last couple of seasons.

2017/18 saw Pep Guardiola guide the Citizens to a record-breaking 100 points in the Premier League.

City followed that outstanding achievement by earning 98 points in the ensuing campaign, whilst also becoming the first male English side to clinch the domestic treble.

However, while Man City have dominated domestically, their displays in Europe have left a lot to be desired.

The Manchester powerhouse have never advanced past the quarter-finals of the Champions League under Guardiola, with the semi-final stage the furthest City have ever reached in Europe's premiere cup competition.

Jesus on Champions League

As for this season's tournament, before the campaign was halted, Man City were drawn against Real Madrid in the last-16.

And after a tough evening at the Bernabeu, City found themselves with a 2-1 lead heading into the second-leg.

One of the star performers that evening was Gabriel Jesus, and in a recent interview with Goal, the Brazilian discussed how he was on a 'good streak' before football was brought to a near standstill by the coronavirus:

"I think I have had a good streak, good minutes on the pitch, I started in some important matches, such as against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

"It helps any player to perform better, play more, be happy. I think I had one of my best moments for City before the break."

Jesus also moved to play down the pressure on City to win the Champions League:

"I think it's hard to talk about pressure for a team that has won as many titles as ours in recent years.

"We won the Premier League twice, we won the Carabao Cup, FA Cup – so I don't see we have the pressure to win a competition.

"But, of course, the Champions League is everyone's desire here. It is the main club tournament in the world and everyone wants to win it, it's normal."

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