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Gabriel Jesus: Man City developing what's needed to win Champions League

Manchester City ace Gabriel Jesus says the squad is showing a greater maturity this season.

Gabriel admits there's a focus on the Champions League for the players this term.

He explained: “The truth is that to win the Champions League you need an extra something – and this team has been maturing.

“When I'm in the tunnel waiting to go onto the field and I hear the song, I get very emotional. I remember my past, when I wanted to be a football player. I would sometimes skip school to watch some games – I hope my mother doesn't see this interview!

“To be able to play today, to make my mark in this competition, makes me very happy."

Gabriel added: “I demand a lot from myself, as I'm a striker. I've long made a resolution that I must score plenty of goals," he revealed. “I know I have to improve on a daily basis, seeking perfection even if it's unreachable. I must seek it by working hard every day to improve bit by bit.

“I want to always be playing and doing things, and enjoying what I love the most. I've gone through both happy and unhappy spells in my career, so I've been maturing more and more. I have to mature further still."

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