Dani Alves in training with the Brazilian team


Dani Alves' response to his non-call with Brazil

Published:21/09/2022 - 01:38h

Updated:21/09/2022 - 01:38h

Dani Alves downplayed his non-call with Brazil for the friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia in France. "People think more about the World Cup than I do," said the former FC Barcelona player, today at the UNAM Pumas in Mexico

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The departure of Dani Alves to the UNAM Pumas in Mexico could cost him his presence in Qatar 2022, although the experienced player does not seem to care too much. At least that's how he made it known in his latest statements regarding the decision of coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi 'Tite' not to call him for the FIFA Date this weekend, where Brazil will play two friendlies in France against Ghana and Tunisia.

"People talk more about the World Cup than I do. I came to Pumas to do the best I can, to work hard, if that leads me to the World Cup, excellent. I know that what I have done with my team will lead me to that goal, no the one that I am in this or another team", manifested the ex lateral of the FC Barcelona. Dani has 4 assists in 11 games with the Pumas (990 minutes), a club that is currently in 16th place in the Liga MX Opening Tournament with only 14 points in 15 dates.

Tite's decision to leave him out of the September squad was based on the opinion of the national team's physical trainer, Fábio Mahseredjian, who says the 39-year-old is "not in good physical condition". In this regard, Alves argued: "I know what I can deliver and how important I am to the national team. I am the lion of my life and no matter what jungle I am in, I will never eat leaves", he said.

The 'stick' of Alves to Mexican soccer Always direct,

Dani did not hesitate to give the Mexican team a 'stick' when asked about the hopes of the 'Tri' in Qatar. "Mexico has excellent soccer players, but I say it with sincerity, they don't believe it, they conform. People are very conformist. If a soccer player goes to Europe, they have already made their lives, but they don't think they can be better every day", he said. that of Juazeiro, who also gave his opinion on the current situation of his club.

"I'm a little disappointed that people don't value what they have. "People only see the world on the phone and don't seem to give a shit about life on the phone. What I want for life is to win, I am obsessed with winning; the only thing left for the rest is their opinion", he said about the criticism of many Pumas fans. In addition, he encouraged his teammates to "believe a little more and pay the price for competing", since the team would be eliminated if the tournament ended today .

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