Despite having clearly been a youngster with a lot of potential, Gabriel Jesus has always faced some resistance when it comes to the national team.

It’s tough to be Brazil’s starting centre-forward and not score a single goal in a World Cup, and that’s what happened to him in Russia in 2018.

With the player not doing great at Manchester City either, he’s now been out his country’s squad of late, and following his performance against Atletico Madrid last night, it doesn’t look like he’s going back so soon.

Outlet Placar today features a piece talking about Gabriel Jesus’ ‘astral hell’.

There they mention that in the few minutes he had on the pitch last night, he got booked and is now suspended from the quarter-finals’ second leg.

Since Brazil manager Tite was in the stands, it’s claimed that the coach ‘must not have liked what he saw’.

The story points out that it had been three years since Gabriel Jesus was left out of the national team squad due to a technical option, and that happened in the last international break.

He finished the World Cup Qualifiers without a single goal scored, and that’s definitely another factor that will weigh against him in the call-up for the tournament.

Tite had a word with TNT Sports this week, and when asked about the Manchester City striker, he admitted that Jesus is not having his best time.

“Our analysis department saw the decreases, both in visual actions and in numbers. He started the season well, then went down, and is looking to pick up again.”

Featuring for Manchester City this season, Jesus has six goals and ten assists in 31 apeparances.