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Gabriel Jesus vows to return stronger after knee injury

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is hoping to leave his knee injury behind him as he looks to return to regular first-team action. The Brazil international suffered a gruelling injury on New Year's Eve versus Crystal Palace, and it was initially feared that he would be ruled out for the rest of the season.

However, the former Palmeiras man has made his comeback ahead of schedule, and he is aiming to become a regular once more with the World Cup coming up in five months' time, he said: "I got injured on 31st December, it was the worst day of my life. It was difficult because I never had an injury there and in that moment, I feared the worst.

"I’ve never felt that pain and in your knee, it’s always difficult. But after that I accepted it and now I just need to heal, recover and come back as soon as I can. It’s not worth rushing back when you’re not fully recovered. I’d rather return when it’s time and I’m ready."
Citizens boss Pep Guardiola had dipped into the youth squad during the injury setbacks to both Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane last month, but they have made timely returns to the first-team ahead of what is a busy schedule for the club across all four fronts.
The Mancunian giants are on course to win their third Premier League title this term, but they could be further glory achievable with the club almost through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League whilst they have a key League Cup final date versus Arsenal at Wembley this month.
The FA Cup is another competition which has eluded them over the past few seasons, and they are set to face their nemesis in Wigan Athletic in the fifth round on Monday night. The Citizens suffered a shock Cup final defeat to Wigan back in 2013, whilst the Latics ousted them in the quarter-final stage a year later.

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