Guardiola backs misfiring Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has backed Gabriel Jesus to bounce back to scoring ways after the Brazilian failed to find the net in their 2-1 win at Watford.

Jesus, who replaced injured Sergio Aguero, missed a second-half opportunity as Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez found the net to hand City a win over the Hornets.

He hasn't scored a Premier League goal since August but Guardiola isn't worried by his lack of goals as the 21-year-old "does many other things" for the Citizens.

"It's important he had the chances, creating the spaces, and the second goal he create for himself," said Guardiola, referring to the assist Jesus supplied for Mahrez's goal as Sky Sports quoted. "[He] does many, many other things, in terms of the pressing, in terms of helping in many, many situations."

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Guardiola also expressed his delight at how his team has performed so far this season.

"Fifteen games, 13 victories, two draws, with one at Anfield, so I am not complaining, " he said. "We are qualified for the Champions League last 16, so I don't have many regrets. What happened today in the last five minutes is the normal process, and to improve. To improve, you have to live these situations.

"Of course we will visualise in training, other teams having five or 10 minutes, everybody can create problems and beat us."

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