Jesus scored his fourth goal of the season away at Brentford on Sunday, taking his overall tally to seven goal contributions in as many games.
Despite a prolific start to his career in north London following this summer’s £45m move from Manchester City, the 25-year-old was overlooked by manager Tite for his country’s friendlies with Ghana and Tunisia later this month.
Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes were also left out of the 26-man set-up.
With the World Cup now only weeks away, the striker faces a fight to make it into Tite’s plans.
Richarlison, Roberto Firmino and Matheus Cunha offer competition centrally, while Brazil are blessed with a number of options in wide positions, including Neymar, Vinicius Junior and Manchester United’s Antony.
Speaking after the win at Brentford, Jesus told ESPN Brazil: “I respect the coach’s decision a lot, I respect Tite, the entire staff. As I said, I’m Brazilian, I’ll always root for the team. And I also respect the other players, who have a lot of quality.
“I’ll keep doing my best to have the opportunity again.
“What is in my control is my performance. I will always try to give my best, finish the plays. Today I had some chances that I could also improve a little more, I know. I’ve been training, trying to do my best.”