What Gabriel Jesus said after being suspended from penalty duties


Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has taken penalty duties away from Gabriel Jesus, following a series of misses by the striker.

Jesus had failed to convert a spot kick against Sheffield United, a third of the season.

And boss Guardiola decided that Ilkay Gundogan to take it in the FA Cup tie with Fulham on Saturday.

Gundogan converted an early penalty during the 4-0 win after Jesus had been brought down by Fulham defender, Tim Ream.

And speaking on the development,Jesus told reporters the manager made the decision before start of the game.

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“Normally the manager puts on the paper in the dressing room before the game who are the penalty takers, last game I was the penalty taker and here normally I am the taker but today it’s Gundo,”

“That’s football. Sometimes you have to stop, improve and come back strong.

“In the training sessions I take them and I score more than I miss.

“If I take five I miss one and sometimes I don’t miss. In games, it’s been different. I’ve taken three this season – two here and one with the national team Brazil – and I missed all three.

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“When you miss three in a row you go to the next one under pressure to score. So that’s the challenge. I have in my mind that I have to train more and improve more of course.”



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