Brazil coach Tite echoed Alves' sentiments, while also hailing Jesus' England counterpart Harry Kane, saying: "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 visitors to Wembley are among the favourites for next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, owing largely to the potent combination of Jesus and Neymar in the final third. For all that he's done, all that he's achieved, there's no pressure.
Neymar has got his own back on Gabriel Jesus by nutmegging his Brazil team-mate at Wembley. 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 had a natural fluency when he arrived [in England]".
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"It's very special to play at Wembley", Alves said.
Just days after holding world champions Germany to a draw at Wembley, England come up against one of the favourites for next summer's World Cup.
The coach admitted last week that he had hoped to once again shift Philippe Coutinho into a central midfield role against Japan before injury ruled him out of that clash.