Yesterday evening, Roberto Firmino capped off Brazil’s scoring in a 2-0 victory over Croatia at Anfield.
But Liverpool’s no.9 had to come off the bench to do so, after replacing Gabriel Jesus up top.
Brazil manager Tite starts Manchester City’s forward as his first-choice, but the youngster has less goals at club level and played significantly worse on Sunday.
Fans who’ve watched both throughout the Premier League campaign simply cannot understand how Firmino has not usurped Jesus in the starting XI.
Bobby is much, much better off the ball, harder working and is proving himself just as established a finisher.
It shouldn’t matter to us too much, to be honest, but it is fairly frustrating that not everyone can see how brilliant Firmino actually is!
Check out some of the tweets about the two below:
Brings the ball down on his chest, gets kicked in the head, still has the composure to dunk it over the keeper into the back of the net.
Firmino > Jesus isn’t even an opinion anymore, it’s fact
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) June 3, 2018
Firmino unreal baller, none of that Jesus nonsense he's the man to lead the attack for Brazil in the world cup.
— Mod (@CFCMod) June 3, 2018
People who rate Firmino: Thierry Henry, Gary Lineker, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Redknapp amongst 100 other pundits and journalists.
People who rate Gabriel Jesus over him: SaneSation, ClinicalJesus12, deBruyneFlick, Silva_Magician.#Levels
— 👑 (@AnfieldAn) June 3, 2018
Imagine starting Jesus over Firmino 😂😂
— SANDER (@SanderDTT) June 3, 2018
Can we please stop comparing Firmino with Jesus? Firmino is so much better
— O S C A R 🇸🇪 (@SwedishMartial) June 3, 2018
It's so obvious how much better Firmino is than Jesus. Wish Tite would see the light, offers so much more to the team.
— Youssef Amin (@Argieball) June 3, 2018
Firmino is pure class. Jesus might be a pure striker but Bobby transforms teams.
— @JoyousJoyce (@MexicoCityLFC) June 3, 2018
Roberto Firmino should be spearheading Brazil’s attacking line in Russia. Both him and Jesus are exceptional players, but Firmino offers so much more to any side that he plays in. Far superior player overall. Shown it multiple times in both the PL and Champions League too.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) June 3, 2018