The Manchester City midfielder has been impressed with his new team-mate, but feels added expectation could cause the Brazilian to lose focus
Gabriel Jesus has made an immediate impact at Manchester City following his winter arrival, but Yaya Toure believes it would be unwise to get “too excited” about the Brazilian just yet.
The 19-year-old arrived in England with a blossoming reputation, with his creativity and eye for goal expected to slip seamlessly into the Premier League fold.
Few could have predicted that he would settle quite so quickly, though, with the South American offering plenty of positivity during a testing period at the Etihad Stadium.
He already has three goals to his name, in just four appearances, with a vital brace helping City to edge out Swansea 2-1 in their most recent fixture
The youngster’s display in that contest, which included a last-gasp winner, has earned plenty of praise, but Toure has sought to curb the excitement surrounding a player who must remain focused if he is to truly fulfil his undoubted potential.
The experienced Ivorian midfielder told City’s official website on his talented team-mate: “He is a very good player. He’s very quick, sharp and clever.