Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus has revealed his struggles with self-doubt after receiving heavy criticism for his performance at the FIFA World Cup last summer.
The Manchester City player failed to register a single goal in Russia despite featuring prominently for his country at the tournament, and his return to England did little to alleviate the confidence issues as he continued to misfire in to the autumn.
However, he has since rediscovered his form and has now amassed an impressive 17 goals in all competitions for the Premier League champions.
Condemnation of his displays in Russia evidently affected the 21-year-old, who appeared to be unsure and hesitant during the early stages of the season for City.
Recent performances demonstrate Jesus' growing belief, with the former
"I have been growing a lot as a person and a professional, this is very important at my age," Jesus said