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Dani Alves: “Jesus is the new Ronaldo”

Dani Alves seems to be impressed by his national team teammate Gabriel Jesus as he said that he sees him as the new Ronaldo because of the numerous similarities that they share.

The PSG full-back is preparing to face England with his side and he spoke about the contribution of youngster Gabriel Jesus. The attacker managed to make a huge impact with Manchester City in the Premier League as he gained Pep Guardiola’s faith quite quickly and he has become a crucial part of his squad. Dani Alves thinks that Jesus can do the same thing as Ronaldo did back in 2002 – win the World Cup for his nation.

The former Barcelona defender spoke about his young teammate as he said, according to Sky Sports“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. City should be very pleased with Palmeiras and the coaches there who formed a player (Jesus) who is already at such a good level.”

The Brazil coach, Tite, tried to compare Gabriel Jesus to Harry Kane: “To the point, he came here with a natural fluency. I already mentioned the mental capacity he has and his technical ability. He didn’t need much time to adapt, he was already showing a very good level. The characteristics of Gabriel Jesus and Kane are a bit different. Gabriel attacks the space, gives us that depth; Kane is more positional. They’re two strong strikers.”

He also spoke about the upcoming match against England and their, quite inexperienced, coach: “Even though Southgate has only had 13 games (as manager) so far, with Dele Alli, Kane, and the experience of (Gary) Cahill, that tradition counts, so I see England as one of the favourites (for the World Cup). I’m not just saying that because I’m here at Wembley, speaking in front of English people.”