'Gabriel Jesus Can Be As Good As Ronaldo' Insists Dani Alves

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Speaking before the clash, Alves said: "I wasn't joking when I called him the new Ronaldo".

The attacking drills on Sunday didn't provide a clear example of the midfield and forward who will start this week, but local media expect Coutinho to return to a settled and consistent first-team: Alisson, Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Miranda and Marcelo; Casemiro; Coutinho, Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Neymar; Gabriel Jesus.

Alves, who will captain Brazil at Wembley tonight, says that Jesus can be just as good, "For all that he's done, all that he's achieved, there's no pressure". They have a similar drive. England, in contrast, are without a host of key players including Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling, leading Southgate to call up several youngsters to their first senior worldwide squad. "He's going to be one of the great players in football, he's already one of the best in the world". "We know the history of this place and we respect England's history and their name". 'He's doing what he loves. Ronaldo won 2 World Cups with his country and is widely considered one of the greatest strikers of all time.

Tite added: "City should be very happy with Palmeiras, who formed an athlete who was already prepared".

Tite added: "The English team is very technical and has a physical presence".

"To the point he came here with a natural fluency".

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