Highlighting Gabriel's workrate and determination, Guardiola expressed his delight.
"It's important," he declared. “Strikers live for goals but the quality of Gabriel is that it doesn't matter what happens – he always fights.
"You cannot have any regrets. At 2-0, he had another clear option (which he missed) but he continued to fight and help us.
"We need all the guys for the rest of the season. It is important for his confidence and for the rest of the team."