Alves dreams of World Cup glory from Brazil to Qatar


Dani Alves wants to stay at Barcelona after the end of this season but acknowledges the club will decide his future.

After leaving Blaugrana to join Juventus in June 2016, Alves announced his return to Camp Nou in November 2021, although he had to wait until January to play for the Catalan giants.

The 39-year-old has scored one goal and three assists in 13 appearances since then, including 12 starts, as Barca seek to secure a top-four spot in La Liga after improving since Xavi’s arrival in as head coach in November.

Having made a positive impact since his return, Alves will hope to extend his long association with Los Cules after his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

While pledging to always ‘give 200 per cent’ for the club, Alves admitted his future would be decided by others.

“I live intensely all day long, without thinking beyond it because I don’t know what will happen. But what is certain is that I would like to continue because I feel at home here”, he said. he told Marca.

“I am in this club and this team, in which I had to fight to come back for five years and I think that I can continue to contribute, even if it does not depend only on me.

“I’m not too worried about it, though. My mission was to come here and show what I can bring. I’m not one of those thinking people, because of my career and everything I ‘ve won, that I don’t have to continue to prove myself.

“I will always think I have to prove my worth. I can’t do anything but give 200 per cent to the club I love. But it’s up to them.

“I know where I am in my life and my career, but I also know what’s inside me. I think any club that doesn’t have me is a loser.

“If Barcelona want me to renew my contract, I’m delighted. If they don’t, I’ll say ‘thank you very much’ and continue to defend this club to the death wherever I am.”

Unbeaten in 13 away league matches (eight wins, five draws), Barcelona can strengthen their grip on second place in La Liga when they travel to Copa del Rey winners Real Betis on Saturday.

With things looking up at Barcelona following the unfortunate tenure of Xavi’s predecessor Ronald Koeman, Alves claims the club’s transfer activity will decide whether the Blaugrana can compete for top honors next season.

“It will depend on the activity of the transfer market. It will determine whether the club can aspire to great things or not. You have to do it right and add quality to what you already have,” he said. added.

“The arrival of Xavi brought knowledge of the club, the fight for the badge and the history of this club. It is also important to make mistakes because it gives you more experience. If you don’t no mistakes, you don’t see if what you’re doing is right or not.

“Mistakes were made and we saw which way was wrong, so now the club is restructuring again. But we don’t know how long it will take.

“If the new signings take into account the idea that Xavi offers, it won’t be long before the club aspires to great things again. If not, it will take a little longer. But people have to understand where they stand. find and what needs to be done to get good results.”


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