- Brazil star Gabriel Jesus has found a new way to remember his friend Trininho who was shot at age 16
- The City star was dropped from the Selecao squad to battle US and El Salvado in friendlies
- He visited a tattoo palour to draw the image of the late football youngster on his right lap
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has taken time out to add to his tattoo collection after being excluded from the Brazilian team to face US men's team and El Salvador in friendly games.
The 22-year-old joined the Citizens in January 2017 and has scored 21 goals from 43 appearances for the Premier League champions.
However, having being dropped from coach Tite's team for the double header friendly encounters, he has taken time out to remember his friend who was killed at the age of 16 in a special way.
Jesus inked the picture of his good friend Trininho on his right lap as a way to remember him few years after he was shot dead.
Both players played for an academy in Palmeiras, Brazil, and the City star, while recounting about that fateful day said that: “I remember him a lot. It sends shivers through me just to think of it.
“It’s difficult. But I know that God saved a very good place for him up there.”
Also reacting to the unfortunate incedent was the academy coach Bruno Petri, who shed some light on how close the duo had been.
Petri said: “A lot of people said that Tininho would get close to Gabriel, who had a lot of affection for him.
“They came from a similar area, they identified with each other, and always supported each other.”
Jesus according to SunSport faced tough upbringing in Brazil, as his father was said to have abandoned his mother when pregnant with him, then later dying, and also his brother-in-law being killed in a motorcycle accident.
Then followed the death of his close friend which the footie star thinks about every day. Jesus also has a tattoo of his mother Vera on his arm.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Brazil superstar Gabriel Jesus signed a two year contract extension with Premier League champions Manchester City until the summer of 2023.
The 21-year-old joined the Citizens from Brazil topflight side Palmeiras in a four year deal worth €32 million in January 2017.
His new contract will see him earn £100, 000 a week as against the £70, 000 he earned at his arrival last year.
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