Dani Alves was smiling as he spoke to the media with Xavi Hernandez ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Boca Juniors in the Maradona Cup.
Alves admitted he was “nervous after so long away from home, without playing, and putting it on the line for the club. The most important challenge of my career has arrived. We will try to do the best for this club and this badge.”
He believes in the club’s ability to overturn their bad situation.
“During my time I’ve learned, we have to accept a situation to be able to revert it. We know the problems and what is happening. We’re used to seeing Barcelona at the top but we know there’s a problem. We cannot hide from it, but instead, look for a solution as soon as possible.
“When I arrived the first time a transformation had to be made. The situation is different but it’s done and we will write a new chapter. Work for Barcelona to be where they are used to. We have to recover winning because we live from winning. We have to change the streak. In football, there are good and bad streaks, although this is lasting a bit longer.”