Pep Guardiola, has insisted there are no doubts over Gabriel Jesus’ ability to step up and fill the void left by the injured Sergio Aguero.
Jesus ended a five-match scoreless run in the Premier League, with City’s first two goals, in a 4-1 win art Burnley on Tuesday.
Aguero has missed the last two league matches with a thigh injury and is also set to be out for the Manchester derby on Saturday.
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However, Guardiola says none of City’s players or coaching staff, had any concerns over Jesus’ form.
“Of course it’s not easy [replacing Aguero] but the team doesn’t have doubts about him.
“As a striker sometimes you score, sometimes not. We need the quality of the players up front to make the difference.
“Of course we need him. The strikers are there to score goals and we need him. His effort, commitment, which is always there, but of course, strikers like him and Sergio live for goals, it was important.
“We played a good game. Controlled them, didn’t concede much, except one action in the first half and a goal in the last minutes. We played really well. The quality of our players made the difference,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime.