Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus spoke of his love for the Champions League last night in his team’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.
The 26-year-old scored a superb goal and Gabriel Martinelli scored another to help Arsenal top Group B with a 2-match away defeat at Lens.
Goals and assists The Brazilian’s Champions League tally has taken him to 23 goals and seven assists in 41 games, and he has spoken of his love for the competition and his relationship with Martinelli and Bucayo Saka on the pitch.
“I love competition,” Jesus said. “All the competitions I love, because I just love playing football. But I don’t know, since the first day in the Champions League, I’ve scored goals.
“I haven’t won yet, so I’m looking for this for this beautiful trophy. Obviously, it’s not easy, but I think we have to believe. If we don’t believe, we can’t be here.”
“I think as a player like me, I throw more on the left than on the right. Obviously, I throw on the right to help (Bukayo Saka) and play with B, but I throw more on the left.
“The wings we have, not only Martinelli and B, but Reece (Nelson), Leo (Trossard) and Eddie (Ketiah) or Fabio (Vieira) are quality players when they play there. I try to play short passes and give the ball and they try to find me. It worked with Martinelli. And I am very happy.
In the 81st minute of the game, he felt pain in his tendon and was replaced, but he downplayed rumors that he might have suffered a serious injury.
He said: “I felt something. Let’s see. I’ve done some tests with the physio, it doesn’t look that big, but let’s see. I have a scan, maybe tomorrow. I’m sure it’ll be fine.”
Arsenal face Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday.