Manchester City came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League knockout stage at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola started Gabriel Jesus against the La Liga side and the forward repaid his manager’s faith by scoring the equaliser before Kevin De Bruyne netted the winner.

Spanish newspaper AS had a chat with the Brazil international on various subjects after the match, including his own display against the La Liga side.

“I’m very happy. Wednesday was one of the most important and significant goals of my career. It was a very difficult game. We all know the importance and size of Real Madrid. That is why I say that I am very happy and sure I will always remember this great night,” he said.

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The South American also stressed the importance of being focused on the return leg, if the Premier League winners are to make it to the next stage.

“But now we have to focus on the return leg. There is nothing done or resolved, we do not trust: it is Real Madrid. They have a lot of quality and we have to go very concentrated,” Jesus explained.

Jesus’ current deal at the Etihad runs down in 2023 and AS asked the 22-year-old if he would like to play for Real Madrid in the future.

Responding to that, Jesus said: “I have a contract with the City and I am very happy with the season I am doing, being able to play, score goals and help my team.” 

“I am very happy with the year I am having and I don’t think about those topics.”

Jesus has 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions this season and five of them have come in the Champions League.