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Rivaldo: Man City attacker Gabriel Jesus set to explode

Brazil great Rivaldo believes Gabriel Jesus is becoming ever more crucial to Manchester City's play.

The 22-year-old striker has been pinpointed by Rivaldo as one of the best players in the country, and he's only going to get better.

"It's nice to see that Brazilian players are very valuable in England nowadays and that only confirms their huge quality," Rivaldo told Betfair.

"Through history we had some very successful Brazilian players in the Premier League.

"The technical quality of Brazilian players suits the big atmospheres and good pitches allow them to perform at their best and to get motivated by the enthusiastic fans.

"I have to mention Gabriel Jesus for his efforts at Manchester City.

"He is scoring many goals - some of them decisive, such as the one he scored at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid.

"[He is] becoming an important piece in Pep Guardiola's system."

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