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Man City star Gabriel Jesus 'thought the Premier League would be harder'

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-05-2017

Gabriel Jesus expected the Premier League to “be harder” after completing a high-profile move to Manchester City.

The 20-year-old forward completed a switch to the Etihad Stadium during the winter transfer window, with City having agreed a £27 million deal in August 2016.

The Brazilian settled quickly into new surroundings, netting three times before an untimely injury halted his progress.

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Jesus returned to the side for a Manchester derby date in late April and added another four efforts to his tally before the English top-flight campaign came to a close.

On his early experiences, a man with four goals in six appearances for his country told ESPN Brasil: "I thought it would be harder.

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"It hasn't been easy, for sure, I changed my life completely, but I'll never complain about it. I'm grateful for being here, realising a dream, playing in Europe.

"When I left Palmeiras, it was sad, but happy as well, with a title."

While adjusting quickly to the demands of life in the Premier League, Jesus admits there are home comforts that he misses.

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He is, however, being helped by the presence of fellow Brazilians in the City squad.

Jesus added: "Everybody is helping me here, Fernandinho, Fernando, but the club as well. They help my family, my friends that are here with me.

"I'm missing my mum a little, she is in Brazil with my brothers and nephews. But, when she is happy, I am too. This week we will meet and end this feeling."

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