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Gabriel Jesus reveals he's playing with fear in his mind

The Manchester City and Brazil forward missed two months after suffering a broken metatarsal after another long layoff last season

Gabriel Jesus has admitted he fears a recurrence of the injury which sidelined him for two months.

The Manchester City and Brazil forward was sidelined after suffering a broken metatarsal in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve.

Jesus made his first start of 2018 in City's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Basel on Wednesday, scoring the opener for his first goal since November 18.

But the 20-year-old admitted he is playing with fear in his mind as he bids to get back to full fitness and sharpness after missing 15 games for City.

Jesus netted against Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

Jesus broke his metatarsal against Crystal Palace (Image: PA)
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"When you're in the game, without wanting it, you end up thinking about the previous game where you got injured,” said Jesus.

“You have a bit of fear. But, as you're playing more and more, you're going to get that fear away and play your football.

Jesus was left distraught after suffering his injury (Image: REUTERS)

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“I think I still played with some fear, and there's some movements when I still have some fear to got injured again.

“I know anything can happen, but I'm sure that the more you play, the easier that fear is going to go away.”

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