Manchester City may have achieved a very good win at Bournemouth last night. But Gabriel Jesus’ injury has overshadowed it, especially for the Brazilian media.
Even though it didn’t seem to be serious, the Brazilian wonderkid had to be replaced by Sergio Aguero after only fifteen minutes of the match.
ESPN Brasil reporter João Castelo Branco spoke to Fernandinho after the game, and the midfielder shared what he knows about the injury:” A twist. He made a fake step there. He was feeling a little pain in his right foot.
“Manchester City will do tests to see what actually happened. But we hope that it is nothing serious, and that he can play as soon as possible.”
Asked if they have any idea of when Jesus will be back, Fernandinho said: “It’s difficult, right, there’s only been very little time. But it’s better to do an MRI to have a more accurate result. And then we’ll see how long he’s going to need to stay out.”
Questioned about Manchester City’s new place in the table, 31-year-old Fernandinho feels happy to finally get a little closer to leaders Chelsea: “Anything is possible in this Premier League. Teams lose points, draw, lose games. And we keep that expectation. Unfortunately our next Premier League game is only on the 5th of March. It’s a long period.”
“But I think it was important that we won today, to add the three points, so we could jump to the second place. Because a month ago we were very badly placed, and I think we managed to get a good turn around.”
Manchester City are now facing Monaco in the Champions League Round-of-16 this week, with a FA Cup game against Huddersfield Town after that.