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Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise on Gabriel Jesus as Man City Register Comfortable Win Over Norwich City

Ali Shibil Roshan
Guardiola was pleased with Jesus' performance
Guardiola was pleased with Jesus' performance / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Gabriel Jesus, with the Manchester City manager pleased with the Brazilian's performance in their commanding win over Norwich City in the Premier League.

City had suffered opening day defeat to Spurs, but bounced back in style as they registered a 5-0 win over Norwich City.

Guardiola was delighted with Man City's response to the defeat to Spurs, and was particularly pleased with the performance of Jesus, who was involved in three of the five goals they scored on the evening.

Guardiola said Jesus made an 'exceptional performance' against Norwich City, and insisted the the 24-year-old forward is 'incredibly important for us'.

"He’s a player who likes to be wider than central position," Guardiola said [via Man City's official website].

"One of the reasons why I'm a manager is when you can work with people and humans like Gabriel.

"He never complains, he plays five minutes, he plays the best five minutes he can do.

"He’s happy on left, right or centre and today the connection with Kyle was exceptional.

"I’m pleased with his performance; he was involved in three of our goals and is an Incredibly important player for us.

"He made an exceptional performance today, and I repeat, if he plays three minutes he plays the best three minutes for the club and everyone.

"The more you have in this position the better we are. When someone plays like this they deserve to play.

"He's so young, big congratulations because he deserves in life the best. He's so generous and as I say, I’m incredibly satisfied for him."