Brazil's Gabriel Jesus likened to Ronaldo

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"For all that he's done, all that he has achieved, there is no pressure on Gabriel".

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.

"I wasn't joking when I called Gabriel the new Ronaldo", he said, according to the Daily Star. "He's already great and will get better".

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

"He came to England with natural fluency". I already mentioned the mental capacity he has and his technical ability.

"But Gabriel, like any player, can only shine when he has a decent team around him". He didn't need much time to adapt, he was already showing a very good level. "That is what we will be trying to do". 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.

Tite was keen to use the Japan game for some pre-World Cup experiments, but was always expected to return to his first XI against England, desperate to see how his team perform against a big side from outside of South America.

Jesus' strike partner Neymar picked up an ankle knock in training last night but is expected to feature at Wembley tonight.