Manchester City striker Jesus scored his eighth international goal in last week’s 3-1 win over Japan and appears set to play a key role at Russia 2018.
“I wasn’t joking when I called him the new Ronaldo. They have a similar drive,” Alves said at Brazil’s pre-match press conference.
“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.”