Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has spoken out in an interview with the club. The Brazilian opened up about the meaning behind his celebration, as well as his admiration for Sergio Aguero and the ‘93:20 moment’.
When asked about the meaning behind his ‘hello, Ma’ or ‘Alô, mãe’ celebration, the 23 year old said this:
"A tribute to all the mums who take care of their kids, who protected their children and wanted to know where they were. My mother and my friends' mothers were like this... Everyone knows it's for my mum..."
The young striker went on to acknowledge the crucial role that his running mate Sergio Aguero has played in the club’s recent successes, including one very special moment.
“I’ve seen this [93:20] one million times. It’s history. The most important goal in Man City’s history, made by the all-time top scorer. One of the most important players in the club’s history, if not the most important.”
Jesus then spoke about his admiration for another Argentine striker who played a key role in City’s rise to the top of English football, Carlos Tevez. On Tevez’s performance against his former club Manchester United in 2010, Jesus had this to say:
“That’s how you shut people up: scoring goals, playing. So he scored a goal and shut someone [Gary Neville] up. I particularly loved Tevez.”
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