Pep tells Jesus to ‘fight’ Aguero for Man City spot

first_imgPep Guardiola has challenged Gabriel Jesus to respond to the task of dislodging Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s first-choice striker.It was a mission Jesus revelled in immediately after his arrival in Manchester in January 2017, with City’s all-time top scorer Aguero forced to bide his time on the bench in a number of high profile clashes – most notably a 2-1 derby win at Manchester United in December of that year.But Aguero has knuckled down to adapt his game to Guardiola’s specific demands when it comes to centre-forward play and is thriving under the Catalan, as evidenced by his stunning opening goal in last week’s 2-1 win over Premier League leaders Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? By contrast, Jesus has struggled to hit top form after suffering a medial knee ligament injury midway through last season and started each game for Brazil at the 2018 World Cup without finding the target.The 21-year-old scored his eighth of 2018-19 in all competitions during Sunday’s 7-0 rout of Rotherham United in the FA Cup but also missed several presentable chances.Into the next round great job from the team  #alômãe#gratidão#city pic.twitter.com/89GUVMLRia— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) January 6, 2019Jesus could get another chance in Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final first leg against League One Burton Albion at the Etihad Stadium, with Guardiola reminding the former Palmeiras star his lot is that of many forwards at Europe’s elite clubs.”He competes with Sergio. In the big clubs, all the players compete with big [team] mates so it’s simple,” the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss told a news conference.”Always I take decisions [that are] the best for the team in the right moment. In part of our period together he played important games before Sergio because in that moment he was better than Sergio.”People were saying my relationship with Sergio was very bad, it was not correct, but I tried to be honest.”When I saw Gabriel in that moment he was playing more minutes and more important games than Sergio because in that moment I believed.”But I believe Sergio is an important player when fit and [Jesus] has to fight to win his position.”Aguero, 30, has 10 goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season and 14 in 22 across all competitions. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

by The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2016 3:07 pm MDT Last Updated May 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,632.01, up 0.01 of a point):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 4.43 per cent, to $6.83 on 9.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 20 cents, or 3.33 per cent, to $6.20 on 9.4 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down $1.02, or 2.98 per cent, to $33.16 on 9.3 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 39 cents, or 7.25 per cent, to $5.77 on 8.8 million shares.Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 5.85 per cent, to $2.17 on 8.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down five cents, or 0.54 per cent, to $9.24 on 8.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up 35 cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $45.69 on 266,883 shares. SNC-Lavalin said its oil and gas segment will be one of two main profit generators this year, saying it accounted for $1.8 billion of $3.4 billion in new contract awards in the first quarter. Overall net income was $122.1 million or 81 cents per share for the three months ended March 31, including a net gain of $51.1 million or 34 cents per share from asset disposals. Overall net income in the 2015 first quarter was $104.4 million. read more

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