Barcelona full-back Dani Alves returned from World Cup duty with Brazil, stressing that despite suggestions he’s set to leave, he couldn’t be happier at the club and fully intends to stay.
Back from his participation in the 2014 World Cup with Brazil, 31-year-old Dani Alves is aware of the speculation surrounding his future at Barcelona, as well as even having made comments about a possible move to PSG, himself.
Returning to Barcelona however, his stance is one of commitment to the club, insisting he doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
“I want to fulfil the contract I signed. I’m very happy at Barca. We’ve experienced some marvellous years, although the last ones not so much, but now it’s time to enjoy things at the club once more.”
Alves did explain however, that he’ll need to sit down for talks with new manager, Luis Enrique, who will ultimately decide his future at the Catalan club.
“My aim is for us to keep working together. I’ve still time left on my contract and after meeting with him, we’ll decide if I stay or not. It’s a decision that isn’t just up to me. My pretensions are to fulfil the contract I signed, but there has to be a mutual agreement for that to happen.”
Regarding the arrival of Uruguayan Luis Suárez at Barcelona, Alves also offered his thoughts about the biting incident, but feels his club have made an excellent signing.
“There were tougher plays at the World Cup that weren’t punished. His was a specific incident in the heat of the moment. It’s a dream to have him at Barca though.”
Finally, Alves had a few words to express the sense of disappointment, with how the World Cup turned out for Brazil.
“The last results were a little tough. Most of our fans are really disappointed, because they had placed so much faith in our national team. Such is life, but nobody should doubt that we worked hard.”