Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus looks in high spirits as he prepares to make his highly-anticipated comeback from injury.
The Brazilian, who arrived at the Etihad in January, has been sidelined since suffering a fractured metatarsal in a Premier League clash with Bournemouth on February 13.
But he is now closing in on a return, with some reports suggesting the 20-year-old could be included in the squad for Thursday’s showdown with rivals Manchester United.
And Jesus has taken to Instagram to remind City fans of the brilliant start he made to life in Manchester.
Posing alongside his mother Vera, the youngster recreated the trademark ‘phonecall celebration’ which is dedicated to her, joking that she has control of the television.
The gesture, which Jesus also has tattooed on his skin, was first produced after he scored for the Brazilian national team in a 2-0 win over Venezuela.
His mother had rang him prior to the match, concerned about the pressure that was being placed upon her son in the absence of star man Neymar.
The youngster had no such concerns and took to the match with aplomb, scoring a spectacular effort and sealing with the now famous phone celebration.
Gabriel later explained: ‘It was a joke with my friends, a ‘hello, mother’. My friends know why. My mother knows too. It was a celebration for them.’
Culled from Mail Sport
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