Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has warned rivals that Gabriel Jesus is just settling in at the club and will get better.
The January arrival has hit the ground running and scored three goals in four appearances, including City’s last-gasp winner against Swansea at the weekend.
Brazil and City team-mate Fernandinho has been as impressed by the attacker as anyone, but warned that a drop-off at some point is only natural.
“He has been a professional footballer for just two years, so he is starting very, very, very young,” the midfielder said.
“We were happy for his incredible performances for the national team and for his club, where he won a few titles, and now he has come here and started to score goals.
“I hope he can keep that level at least until the end of the season.
“As a young player you can sometimes drop your level. He can play amazing, but he is good because his mentality is good, on the same level all the time – he is stable.
“We can help him stay at this level until the end of the season, and if he does everyone will be happy.
“If he scores more goals for us, I’ll be the first to be happy.”