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Jesus says Newcastle United made him ‘very sad’…but now belief is back that Manchester City can win league

6 months ago
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After losing at St James Park, Gabriel Jesus thought that the Premier League title race was over.

Yet only nine days later Manchester City are back top of the table, even if Liverpool have a game in hand.

Textbook wins for Man City against Arsenal and Everton have coincided with Liverpool draws against Leicester and West Ham.

Despite the game in hand for the scousers, the bookies now make Manchester City favourites again.

Gabriel Jesus declares ‘After Newcastle, it was very tough on us’…Tough??? Try watching Newcastle United!

Whilst the 2-1 victory over Pep’s team was massive for Newcastle United, these next two weeks sum up the difference between landing Mike Ashley and Sheikh Mansour as club owners.

Newcastle have a near two week holiday after playing Wolves due to, as always, not reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup, before a relegation crunch game against Huddersfield.

Whilst for Man City the next two weeks of action has four matches where they could go three points clear in the Premier League title race, move into the sixth round of the FA Cup, more or less book their place in the last eight of the Champions League, topped off by winning the League Cup final.

How the other half live.

Yet after the defeat at Newcastle, Manchester City fans were giving Pep Guardiola loads of stick for losing his edge, supposedly.

Gabriel Jesus via BT Sport:

“It is good (to be back top of the Premier League), it is good to be back in the race and we will do our best to win all our games and do our job. That is the most important thing for now.

“After Newcastle, it was very tough on us.

“We were very disappointed, more than anyone else.

“The players, the staff… we were all very sad because we all thought we had lost the league in that game.

“Fortunately, Liverpool drew against Leicester and that gave us a little bit of hope.

“Then there was another draw against West Ham and that means the race is on. Mentally, it is a big boost for us.

“We will try to keep doing our job and don’t relax as we did against Newcastle.

 “The worst thing for us is having to wait to play, when you have seven days or 10 days between games.

“It is so boring when you have seven days without a game.

“It is good to have lots of games as it means we are fighting for everything, mentally it is good, we will try to do it.”

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