Gabriel Jesus has said that he is a cold person and his lack of emotion is the key to his meteoric rise so far.
The 19-year old Brazilian has taken to English football like a fish to water, scoring a goal and recording two assists in his first two starts for Manchester City. Such is his impressive start that Gabriel Jesus has already staked a claim in City’s starting XI ahead of Sergio Aguero.
Moving to Europe to play at the highest level at the age of nineteen might seem daunting to most people but Gabriel Jesus insists his temperament means he doesn’t feel the pressure.
Speaking to mancity.com, Gabriel Jesus said:
“I am cold and have been since a very young age,” he said. “Everyone that saw me growing up, knows that.
“Of course I have feelings, but I am cold and that helps me a lot to deal with pressure and not feel any at all.
“I deal with things in a very normal and natural way.
“Of course I make mistakes and I have made a few – it’s normal to make mistakes on the pitch and everyone does it – but I take it as something natural and I don’t allow it to get in my head.
“My family helps me a lot – my mother as well, and I appreciate that a lot. I would rather be a very tranquil person than to allow the pressure to impact me.”
Jesus also said that he was settling in Manchester just fine – despite the weather.
“It is very cold,” he joked. “I was also told this winter is not actually the coldest ones, so I am impressed.
“I had the chance to see the snow and so did my friends, we love it. It’s a great experience, never mind the weather.
“Before I decided to move here I asked about it. Fernandinho and Fernando helped me a lot, especially Fernandinho, and they have been helping me a lot along with their families.
“They have welcomed me very well here and they have been amazing with the language barrier.
“Even the food is great!”