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Gabriel Jesus has stated that he enjoys the competition for places within the Brazilian national team ahead of the World Cup.

The 21-year-old captained his country during Brazil’s 2-0 win over Croatia in a friendly at Anfield.

Speaking after the game, Jesus congratulated Roberto Firmino on his goal as well as his season with Liverpool.

“I’m very happy for him, for the national team and for all of us Brazilians,” Jesus said during his post-match interview.

“It’s good to have healthy competition. He had an excellent season I had only a good season due to my injury. But that happens and I congratulate him.

“I am very happy that he could score and it is like this if he is doing good, I will work to be even better.

“That’s a great thing to have, this healthy competition for the national team.”

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Watch the rest of Gabriel Jesus’ interview in the video above!