Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: Bully Boys Won't Worry Jesus

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: Bully Boys Won't Worry Jesus

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PABLO Zabaleta has warned the Premier League bully boys they will get more than they bargained for if they try to kick Gabriel Jesus out of games.

The veteran City defender says that the Brazilian teenager has already shown, both at Crystal Palace and West Ham last night, that he 'doesn't care' about the rough stuff.

And Zabaleta is tipping Jesus and Leroy Sane, who now has three goals in his last four games, to be big players for the Blues in the years to come.

Jesus, who last night started ahead of Sergio Aguero, has impressed his City team-mates, not least in his reaction to the more physical nature of the Premier League.

"He's not your typical number nine that we see in the Premier League who is tall and strong," said Zabaleta. "His mobility, his skills, he's really good on the ball and works a lot without it. …

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