Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brazil Legend Says Striker Can Be 'One of Greatest'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Brazil Legend Says Striker Can Be 'One of Greatest'

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GABRIEL Jesus can become one of the greatest Brazilian footballers in history, according to Brazil legend Zico.

The 20-year-old forward has enjoyed a great start to his City career, scoring seven times in 11 appearances. But Zico isn't surprised by how well he has settled in.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: "I was not surprised because I've taken the word 'surprise' from my football dictionary. Nowadays, we see everything that happens all around the world, so you can no longer be surprised.

"He's a boy that was Brazilian champion playing for one of Brazil's biggest teams and became the Brazilian national team's No. 9 at 19. I guess everybody could see that he wasn't going to feel the difference of moving to England and playing for City, which is a spectacular team. …

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