Gabriel Jesus insists that he remains comfortable at Manchester City as he responded to a question asking whether he would like to play for a club like Real Madrid at some point in his career.
With City set for a two-year European ban – a decision they have appealed – the young Brazilian ahead may additionally be one that will think about his future, but he says he is only focussed on the present with Pep Guardiola’s side.
He did, however, confess that he “always wants more” in his career.
“I have a contract with City and I am very comfortable with the season I am having, playing, scoring goals and assisting the team,” he informed AS . “I am very pleased with the year I am having and I do not think about these things.
“I am nonetheless the dreamer I was when I wore the Palmeiras jersey. I prefer to achieve wonderful things and triumph over my objectives. I am nonetheless young regardless of having gained necessary things in my career. I continually want greater and to fly higher.”
Meanwhile, he says that City do no longer feel that they have one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League , notwithstanding beating Madrid 2-1 in their last-16 first-leg encounter on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side fell behind to a goal on the hour mark from Isco at the Bernabeu, but they battled again to get the win as the Brazilian and then Kevin De Bruyne were on target in the closing 12 minutes, with Sergio Ramos also dismissed for the hosts.
It capacity that the Spaniards will have to score at least twice in England to progress, and whilst this would seem to point to City being robust favourites, the Brazilian ahead says he and his team-mates are prepared to take nothing for granted.
“I am very happy. The goal on Wednesday was one of the most necessary and substantial of my career,” he said. “It was a challenging game, we all be aware of vital and how huge Real Madrid are. That’s why I’m so completely satisfied and I will, for sure, always keep in mind this big night.
“But know we have to focus on the return leg. Nothing is completed yet and the end result either, we trust in ourselves: This is Real Madrid. They have a lot of exceptional and we have to be very focused.”
Meanwhile, Jesus felt that the red card received through the Madrid captain for bringing down the Brazil international as he bore down on goal was a logical decision by referee Daniele Orsato.
He added: “It was a normal fight, a everyday fighting for position. I was only looking at the ball, we fought for the area and when it arrived and I scored, I was delighted with such an essential goal.
“It was another regular situation. I was going closer to goal and I felt a nick on my leg. They’re things in the game. Sergio Ramos is one of the satisfactory defenders in history, I recognize him a lot and his career. I did my job and I am completely satisfied because we won.”
The return match takes place at the Etihad Stadium on March 17.