Dani Alves slams 'sinners' Barcelona and says club ‘doesn’t care about stars who made history’ after poorly-handled exit | The Sun

DANI ALVES has slammed Barcelona and says the club has 'sinned' in recent years.

Alves, 39, is a free agent this summer after his second stint with the Catalan giants came to an end.

But he feels let down by the powers that be at the Nou Camp as the "club has sinned" in recent years.

The full-back told The Guardian that Barca bosses "don’t care about the people who made history".

He said: "This club has sinned in recent years. Barcelona doesn’t care about the people who made history for the club.

"As a cule [Barcelona fan], I would like the club to do things differently. I’m not talking about myself because my situation was another scenario.


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"I left happy to have returned to Barcelona. I dreamed for five years wanting to live this second moment. The only thing I didn’t like was how my departure was handled.

"Since I arrived, I made it very clear that I wasn’t any more a 20-year-old guy and that I wanted things to be done head-on, without hiding things.

"I am eternally grateful to Xavi and the president for bringing me back. I found a club full of young people with incredible ideas on the pitch.

"But it needs to improve the work outside the field. The mindset is totally opposite to what we built a few years ago. Everything that happens on the field is a reflection of what happens outside.

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"I’m supporting for Barcelona to come back to the top, but it’s super-complicated. Football is more balanced, it’s a collective game. And that has been left out at the club."

Alves played just 17 times under Xavi in his latest six-month stint.

His first spell helped him become the most decorated player in football history, playing 247 times during an eight-year period.

He won an incredible 23 trophies with the LaLiga giants.

Despite his age, Alves reportedly has no plans to retire and could join Real Valladolid.

He added: "I like challenges and I adapt to any situation.

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"Today I am unemployed, but interesting things have come up. I’m doing my study about places to go which have a good level of competitiveness.

"That’s football. You have to get together with people who want the same goal, who want to compete, to win. I like to win. I want to go somewhere I can win."

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