Gabriel Jesus, a star for Arsenal, disclosed that he decided to leave Manchester City after Pep Guardiola made him weep.
The Brazilian had to call his mother, Vera, after learning that he would not be participating in a crucial Champions League match.
Jesus was listed on the substitutes for City’s November 2021 group stage match against Paris Saint-Germain.
The substituted forward scored the game-winning goal as the final tally was 2-1.
However, he told the Denilson Show podcast that he decided to quit the club at that point.
Jesus said, “ In a Champions League match against PSG at home, Zinchenko was deployed as a false nine. Insane behavior.
“He didn’t even use [Zinchenko] in training the day before; instead, he inserted me as a striker.
“Zinchenko even joked with me, ‘That day, I felt bad for you.’”
“Two hours before the game, the team has a pep lecture, eats, and then rests for 30 minutes before heading to the game. He informed the team that I had not even eaten.
“I went directly to my room, sobbing, and then called my mother to tell her, ‘I want to leave.’”
“I’m going home because he dressed [Zinchenko] but not me. He inserted a left-back. I got crazy.
“There was a great deal of that with him [Guardiola], and it is not simple. It is very difficult.
“At that point, I decided I no longer wished to remain and decided to depart.”
Jesus also explained that despite his impact off the bench, he did not participate in the upcoming important European match against RB Leipzig.
The 26-year-old played for Manchester City for five and a half years and scored 95 goals for the club.
He won four Premier League championships prior to joining Arsenal last summer.
Jesus scored 11 goals in 33 games during his first season with the Arsenal after overcoming knee surgery that kept him out of action for months following the World Cup.