“I don’t play in Madrid because I’m in the best team in the world with Barcelona. If Mourinho is the only one, then Pep is much more. He comes before the only one. This year we are can’t lose anything, we have to compete in everything.”
Alves praised the new additions to the team in Jordi Alba and, possibly, Alex Song to reinforce the team. Alves does not see any competition in Alba, as he has different qualities. He added that all new players are accepted with open arms.
As a final parting shot, the Brazilian made it clear that he has the back of his teammates, no matter who decides to attack them.
“I am here to defend my team and my teammates. The image of the club. This relationship I have with Madrid is because I didn’t want to go play with them. The second I joined the best team in the world the concept they had of me changed.”