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Roberto Carlos: “Jesus needs time to adapt”

Roberto Carlos says Jesus can be a key player for Man City

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos says Gabriel Jesus can be a key player for Manchester City but insists the highly-rated 19-year-old needs time to adapt to the Premier League.

Jesus, a £27m signing from Brazilian club Palmeiras, made his City debut as an 82nd-minute substitute in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

“Gabriel will be very important for Manchester City but he needs time to adapt,” he said in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports. “I would ask that people don’t put too much pressure on him too soon.”