Arsenal striker, Gabriel Jesus, has discussed his exclusion from Brazil’s Tite squad for the September international tournament.
Despite a quick start to life with Arsenal – cementing his role as a central striker as opposed to the winger – Jesus has been overlooked in Selecao’s squad for their upcoming friendlies with Ghana and Tunisia.
Talking to ESPN After Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday – in which he scored his fourth goal for Arsenal – Jesus admitted he had spoken to Tite about his exclusion from the Brazil squad.
“there was [contact]After the call, yes.
“I respect the coach’s decision very much, I respect Tite, the entire staff, and the entire committee. Like I said, I’m Brazilian, I will always cheer for the team. I also respect the other players who have a lot of quality. I will continue to do my best to give the opportunity again.”
“What’s in my control is my performance. I will always try to do my best, finish the plays. Today I had some chances to also be able to improve a little more, I know. I’ve been training, trying to do the best.”
While Jesus Arsenal teammates Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes have been omitted from Tite’s squad, and Tottenham’s Richarlison and Manchester United winger Anthony have received summonses.
Brazil is among the candidates heading to the World Cup in Qatar. They will face Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in the group stage.