FC Barcelona defender Daniel Alves (38), considers Real Madrid lucky that the Catalan’s late awakening has benefited from the Spanish champions title he has been promised.
One shot for Real and the other for Ronald Koeman. Daniel Alves (38), FC Barcelona, hit two birds with one stone in a post-match reaction on Thursday following his team’s victory at Real Sociedad (0-1). For him, Barca would have cards to fight for the title if he had started his transfer earlier in the season. Without naming her, he hints at the appointment of Xavi in place of Komen as the detonator. It also takes some credit for Real’s stellar season, yet a massive 15 points ahead of Barca.
“They were lucky we arrived late and it was unfortunate for us,” the Brazilian told Movistar+. We could have competed with them in a different way. Life is like that. We arrived late and we had to make a savage effort. I knew it was going to be difficult because of the level of the opponent, but now we have to aim for the next objective (second place). It (title) is not possible. Luckily for them we didn’t reach first.
Alves returned to the club in November 2021, following the end of his adventure with So Paulo. He therefore did not have time to play under the orders of Koman, who was sacked at the end of October after a very complicated start to the season. His replacement by Xavi came with a clear return to the game and a result (14 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses). Alves has appeared in eleven meetings this season. He started on Thursday before being replaced by Sergio Dest (66th).
“In the last game I had a joint problem and I couldn’t train much with the team, he admitted after the match. It’s time to try, we have to give everything in the remaining games to reach our goal. “