Gabriel Jesus has been talking up how sheer faith inspired him to score a goal and provided an assist for the second in BraziI’s 2-0 win against Argentina in a semi-final match of the ongoing 2019 Copa America early Wednesday morning (Nigerian time).
Jesus netted the curtain-raiser in the 19th minute while Roberto Firmino sealed the win against Messi’s La Albiceleste with a 71st minute goal.
Jesus told Globo after the match that he had confidence he would score against Argentina, and that faith was like a tonic that got him harrying the opponent’s defence.
“I’m speechless. I consider all games important, even the ones that I do not do well in, because I take lessons from it,” Manchester City forward told Globo.
“Today I came into the game thinking I would score. The other times I did not say that. But because I came very confident.
“At the beginning of the game I got a ball and went up. First I made a mistake and then I got the goal. Firmino managed to find me very well and that gave me confidence.”
Aside scoring the first goal, Jesus also was an opportunity provide for the second goal Liverpool ace Firmino scored to leave Argentina crestfallen.