Gabriel Jesus is back at Palmeiras, the club he played for before making the move to Manchester City in January this year.
The striker is currently training at the club’s facilities as Brazil will face Chile at the Allianz Parque this Tuesday, for the last fixture of the World Cup qualifiers.
His return was much celebrated by the local media and fans, so it’s no wonder he was the one to give a press conference before the match.
Among the many subjects the Manchester City player was asked about, the journalists brought up that he’s facing teammate Claudio Bravo, who’s Chile’s captain.
“I talked to Bravo a little and said that I would score a goal past him if I have the opportunity,” Jesus said (via ESPN Brasil). “He’s a very good guy, a teammate, who deserves everything. I’m very much a fan of him. I’m very fond of him.”
Chile desperately need a win in order to guarantee their place at the World Cup. Even though they are currently in third place, they can still be surpassed by Colombia, Peru, Argentina or Paraguay.
Brazil and Uruguay are already qualified, and as only four get a straight spot and the fifth goes to the playoff, this will be a quite exciting fixture.
And Gabriel Jesus and Claudio Bravo won’t be the only Manchester City players to perform tomorrow night. Goalkeeper Ederson is also set to make his debut for Brazil, so we reckon Pep Guardiola will certainly be watching that one.