Copa America 2019: 'I knew I'd score' says Brazil goal hero Gabriel Jesus after semi-final win

Sport360 staff 09:15 03/07/2019
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Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus said after his match-winning display in Tuesday’s 2-0 Copa America semi-final victory over Argentina that he’d had a premonition he would score.

The Manchester City attacker opened the scoring on 19 minutes and then 19 minutes from time fed Roberto Firmino to double Brazil’s advantage as they qualified for their first Copa America final since 2007.

“I felt I would score. I’m not saying that because I scored. Other times I didn’t say this,” said the 22-year-old.

“I was very confident… and I managed to score in a great team performance. Firmino set me up really well.

“I’m delighted, not for the goal but for the team… We scored the goals, we’re all delighted about the match, about the commitment, about the performance.

“We have to play every match with this spirit.”

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