Gabriel Jesus never expected Premier League to be easy

Gabriel Jesus never expected Premier League to be easy

- Striker Gabriel Jesus says he found the Premier League easier than expected

- The Brazilian admits the absence of his mother is affecting him in England

- Jesus joined Guardiola's side in the January transfer window from Palmeiras

- The attacker helped Manchester City qualify for the Champions League group stage

Gabriel Jesus says he had expected his adaptation process on the field of play in the Premier League to be harder.

Jesus joined Manchester City from Palmeiras in a £27 million move in the January transfer window.

Gabriel Jesus never expected Premier League to be easy

Gabriel Jesus expected the Premier League to be harder

"I thought it would be harder," Gabriel told ESPN Brasil. "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."

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The 20-year-old however admits that the absense of his mother, Vera Lucia, who brought up him, his brothers and sister in a Sao Paulo favela is taking a toll on him.

"Everybody is helping me here, [Brazilian teammates] Fernandinho, Fernando, but the club as well. They help my family, my friends that are here with me," he added.

Gabriel Jesus never expected Premier League to be easy

Gabriel Jesus and his mother (behind)

"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."

Gabriel scored the final goal in City's 5-0 victory over Watford on Sunday to take his tally to seven goals in just 11 appearances for the Citizens.

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