Walker sends special message to Dani Alves after Brazil friendly

Wednesday, 15 Nov, 2017

Jesus has enjoyed a terrific start to his club career in England with Manchester City and the 20-year-old has also formed a potent combination with Neymar that helped Brazil book their spot in next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

England did well to secure a draw against the Germans considering the decimated nature of the squad, and Brazil will prove a similarly tough test.

Dani Alves has compared Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus to former Brazil striker Ronaldo.

Since Tite's appointment as manager in June 2016 Brazil have considerably improved, as was most recently seen in Friday's 3-1 friendly defeat of Japan, when Jesus scored the third of their goals. "He's doing what he loves".

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

That man is Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, who will start at Wembley in search of his ninth worldwide goal. "It's very impressive, he has a lot of quality".

Asked if England should be considered one of the favourites to win next summer's World Cup in Russia, Tite replied: "Yes, all of the big teams are favourites - especially England with their young players like Alli, Kane and the experience of [Gary] Cahill".

"It's very special to play at Wembley", Alves said. He is in line to replace Chelsea's Willian alongside Neymar and Jesus.