Man City fans react as Gabriel Jesus is confirmed as Brazil’s first choice striker

With the World Cup just round the corner the manager of the Brazil national team, Tite, has confirmed that he plans to start Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus ahead of Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

“It is true that Firmino did better than Gabriel Jesus, who was injured in the season,” Tite confessed. “But Gabriel in the Seleção plays very well. So yes, today he is our No.9.”

Brazil are blessed with options in the attacking department as both players have been in fine form this season.

Jesus, despite suffering a medial collateral ligament injury, chipped in with 13 goals and 3 assists in his 19 league appearances while Firmino enjoyed the best season in his career.  Sensational form in the Champions League saw him score 10 and assist 7 in 12 appearances in Europe’s elite competition.

Both strikers are undeniable talents and completely warrant a place at the World Cup. But it seems that Jesus’ past performances for Brazil and his close relationship with Neymar has given the City forward the advantage.

Neymar and Jesus starred as Brazil won the 2016 Olympic gold.

The decision has sparked a feud on Twitter as Liverpool and City fans debate whether Tite is right to shelve Firmino in favour of Jesus…

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