Gabriel Jesus has reiterated that he remains unhappy with his amount of game time at Manchester City.
Despite netting 28 Premier League goals since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2016, just over half of his 71 outings in the top flight have come from the starting lineup.
Jesus has continued to play second fiddle to Sergio Aguero during the opening weeks of the new campaign, leading to the Brazil international acknowledging that he is still frustrated with his role in Pep Guardiola's squad.
The forward told the Esporte Interativo: "I'm over the 'I have to wait' phase. I've been here for almost three years, it's my fourth season, and that makes me want to play more.
"Obviously it's very hard to compete for a place with Aguero, the biggest legend of this club, although it's good for the team, he plays well when in the team and I do the same. I do understand Pep's decisions and respect Sergio, his history here and what he's doing now.
"Personally, last season was very hard. I didn't get the chance to play in many games and many important games. It does hurt when you don't get chances in important games so I was disappointed. I think that's normal and I've never been unprofessional about it. I was very upset but I did understand.
"I kept my mind in the right place and finished the season playing a final and scoring twice."
Jesus still has just under four years left on his contract at the English champions.body check tags ::