With both players representing Pep at club level, fans of the Premier League side are expecting the Catalan boss to have a stern word
Gabriel Jesus had to be stretchered off the pitch in Brazil’s friendly clash with Argentina on Friday after taking a blow to the head from Manchester City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi.
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The Albiceleste defender lined up in a back three as coach Jorge Sampaoli got his reign underway with a 1-0 win over his country’s eternal rivals, but the centre-back may face a backlash from his club boss when he returns to the Etihad.
A goal up with just minutes to go, Otamendi caught the Brazil forward in the face with his elbow as he attempted to clear his lines, and Jesus quickly fell to the ground clutching his face.
The damage did not look overly serious but medical staff were called onto the pitch and swiftly carried the 20-year-old off the field of play.
Brazil coach Tite said after the contest the attacker sustained a small cut to the face and had gone to the hospital as a precaution, but did not believe the injury was serious.
However, given the scare the incident caused, Man City fans are sure their Catalan boss will have a word or two for Otamendi upon his return to club duty.
Otamendi when he gets back to pre season and sees pep talking to Gabriel Jesus pic.twitter.com/64fR8z2DdW
— Aidan (@MCFC_Aidan) June 9, 2017
But Pep is going to kill Otamendi. I really hope Gabriel Jesus is alright.
— Namobanya’s Prodigy (@OgbeniBiola) June 9, 2017
Gabriel Jesus carted off after an elbow to the face from Otamendi… Typical City shit, looked like nothing but hope Jesus is okay #MCFC
— Elijah (@DxBruynesque) June 9, 2017
Of course Otamendi has just injured Gabriel Jesus….
— Jack Davies (@jack_davies94) June 9, 2017
Otamendi practically duing Aguero a favour by taking out Gabriel Jesus
— El Jardinero Jaffa (@J4FN1) June 9, 2017
Finally Gabriel Jesus is off injured. Otamendi can rest now.
— Curtis (@Kof_Curt) June 9, 2017