Dani Alves believes that Gabriel Jesus is a huge asset for the Brazil football team and the youngster is well on his way to become the ‘new Ronaldo’.
Manchester City striker Jesus scored his eighth international goal in last week’s 3-1 win over Japan and appears set to play a key role at Russia 2018. He has netted seven goals in his first full Premier League campaign, enough to convince Alves of his claims as the heir to the former Real Madrid legend.
But PSG full back feels that Jesus will not be affected by the comparison.
Alves, ahead of the Brazil's friendly against England said, “I wasn’t joking when I called him the new Ronaldo. They have a similar drive.
“He’s already great and will get even better.
“For all that he’s done, all that he’s achieved, there’s no pressure. He’s doing what he loves.”
Brazil are expected to field a full-strength team against Gareth Southgate’s side, with Philippe Coutinho tipped start despite sitting out Liverpool’s last three matches.