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Man City: Guardiola compares Gabriel Jesus to a watermelon

Crystal Palace v Manchester City - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City in action at during the The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on January 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Gabriel Jesus’ cameo in Manchester City’s last Premier League match showed he had special talent.

His first start reinforced that, time and again.

Jesus had a goal and an assist as City dusted West Ham 4-0 at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday, very much looking the part of a star in the making.

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“It’s like watermelons. You have to open to see if it’s good or not. But he’s had a good mentality, so aggressive. He has dreams. He wants to become something in world football.”

I get it, yes, but is this a common problem with watermelons? I thought the idea was just to tap the watermelon and see if it sounded hollow? Pep? Help?!?

Along with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling, City rolled out a very young attacking unit. Guardiola was rewarded for his choices, and says fans should be excited about the future.

“We played a front three with an average age of 20. I like the fans to be excited. Those players are the future of the club. Leroy Sane had some problems at the beginning but now he’s settled. They will be important players for the next few years.”

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