Good news: Jesus lives (well, he is back in training)

Date published: Friday 16th February 2018 2:08

Pep Guardiola has revealed Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is back in training after a knee injury.

The Brazil international has been out since the end of December when he picked up knee ligament damage against Crystal Palace.

City boss Guardiola has described the 20-year-old’s imminent return as “good news” but Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash at Wigan could come too soon.

Guardiola said: “Gabriel Jesus will be in training today, I don’t know when he’ll be ready to play but today will be his first training for the team.”

Guardiola also claims he “feels English” having seen a number of Premier League clubs impress in the Champions League.

City hold a 4-0 lead against Basel in their last-16 tie, while Liverpool beat Porto 5-0 and Tottenham drew 2-2 at Juventus in their first-leg clashes in midweek.

Guardiola added: “Being here, I feel English, I feel even more part of this league. It’s great news for this country that the Premier League teams are doing so well in Europe.”

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