“They don’t believe in it very much, they manage”
The charges were extended to his team, Pumas, who had a bad Apertura 2022 tournament
Dani Alves spoke about Mexican football, which he described as “somewhat disorganized”, and praised the level of its players, although he believes that they must stop being conformists to make a world-class leap .
“Mexico has excellent footballers, but I say this with sincerity, they don’t believe in it, they conform; people are very conformist, if a footballer goes to Europe, he has already made his life, but he doesn’t don’t think he can be better every day,” he said.
The accusations were extended to his team, the Pumas, who had a bad Apertura 2022 tournament in which they added 14 points and are in 16th place out of 18 in the table, on the verge of being dropped from the knockout stage at which they are between places 5 and 12 after the regular phase.
“I would like my teammates to believe in it a little more and pay the price of competition, you have to feel that in order to change things and for the results to start showing. I need the boys to believe in what I offer to be someone”, said.
The Brazilian added on Tuesday that the press and football fans think more about his possible participation with Brazil in the Qatar 2022 World Cup than about himself.
“People talk more about the World Cup than me. I came to Pumas to do my best, to work hard, if it gets me to the World Cup, great; I know what I’ve done with my team will lead me to this goal, not the one I am in this or that team”, underlined the footballer with the most titles in history.
The 39-year-old winger has been left out of Brazil’s squad for September’s FIFA friendlies against Tunisia and Ghana because, according to national team fitness coach Fábio Mahseredjian, he is not fit. good physical condition.
Alves confessed he was not worried about the situation as he is sure what he could bring to the senior team led by Adenor Leonardo Bacchi ‘Tite’.
“I know what I can contribute and how important I am to the national team. I am the lion of my life and no matter what jungle I am in, I will never eat leaves,” the player said. the World Cup in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.
From the criticism he receives through social networks, Alves pointed out that they come from people who do nothing to change their reality.
“I’m a bit disappointed that people don’t appreciate what they have. People only see the world through their cellphones and it seems like they don’t give a damn about life through the phone. What I want in life is to win, I’m someone obsessed with winning, others have only their word to say.
The Pumas travel to Puebla this Friday in an outstanding game on matchday seven of Apertura 2022.
WITH INFORMATION FROM EFE