Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has said that he will continue to compete with Sergio Aguero for the centre-forward role at the Premier League holders. The 21-year-old has been playing second fiddle to the Argentina international for most of the season, but this has not discouraged him from the quest to secure the striker’s position.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Jesus acknowledged that he had made a meteoric rise with the Citizens over the past few years where he has already trophy success. He added that he remains grounded at his current age and there are no concerns regarding the regular bench role afforded to him this campaign.

He said: “I've been talking a lot with my family and friends about it. “I had a very good moment in my career and life when I had a meteoric rise". I achieved a lot of things quickly but it's normal as I'm still 21 years old. There's no reason for any rush. I'm staying on the Manchester City bench at the moment but I'm fighting to get my place back in the starting line-up. But I'm fighting with the club's “top scorer in history", Sergio Aguero. He's been helping me very much and I'm fighting to get my place back.”

Jesus has enjoyed a good season with the Citizens and he has already bagged 17 goals across all competitions. However, that has not been sufficient to break into the starting lineup regularly with Aguero already netting 28 times for the club. Moreover, the Argentine has remained a potent force whenever the Citizens have faced the elite and he has recently bagged stunning hat-tricks against Chelsea and Arsenal. Manchester City are currently two points behind Liverpool in the race for the Premier League crown, but they hold the advantage of a game in hand against arch-rivals Manchester United.