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27-09-2019 | 18:45 Football
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Pep Guardiola reacts to Gabriel Jesus' comments about Manchester City first team place

Manchester City are riding high after thumping eight past Watford last time out in the Premier League and will face off Everton on Saturday. Everton will have to be much-improved to take any points off the Sky Blues this weekend. City boss Pep Guardiola addressed the media this afternoon and started his press conference with a defending speech for his boy Bernardo Silva. Earlier this week, Bernardo Silva shared a picture on his Twitter account of Benjamin Mendy as a child next to an image of the black cartoon mascot for Spanish chocolate peanut brand Conguitos with a caption “Guess who?”. The tweet was branded as an act of racism by fans and FA, although Silva claimed that it was a joke and Benjamin Mendy also took it well. “We spoke many times about what happened in stadiums, regarding Bernardo I was incredibly clear. If the people believe Bernardo is this type of person they are completely wrong. They judge one joke I judge three years with him,” he said. “Bernardo, or anyone else in my squad, do this thing for a joke. Benjamin is like a brother to Bernardo, that is what I see every single day here. “ “If someone feels bad for that tweet it can happen, but the people who judge Bernardo don’t know him. He’s an exceptional person. He likes to be involved in different situations. It looked the same, it happens a thousand, million times with white people.” Gabriel Jesus has admitted his frustrations over his lack of opportunities at Manchester City, on his first team chances boss said: “He’s special, I read the interview [when as asked for more first team chances] and he was perfect, he has incredible respect. He wants to play, he’s the No.9 for Brazil. He’s maybe the only striker in the world at this level that has this mentality.If he plays one second or 90 minutes he plays his best. I understand completely.”

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