DONT EXPECT US TO REPLICATE OUR BARCELONA PERFORMANCE FOR BRAZIL – DANI ALVES

DONT EXPECT US TO REPLICATE OUR BARCELONA PERFORMANCE FOR BRAZIL – DANI ALVES

Brazilian and Barcelona ace defender, Dani Alves, insists that it will be unfair to expect him to replicate his Barcelona performances for Brazil.

In their 2018 World-Cup qualifying match with Uruguay, Brazil threw away 2 first-half goals from Douglas Costa and Renato Augusto to draw 2-2 with Uruguay.

In post match briefing, Dani Alves feels that fans should not expect himself or Neymar to do for Brazilian national team, what they do for their Spanish giants, Barcelona FC.

“We are talking about another level of game, about another kind of game,” he told reporters.

“And I’ll repeat: if people want to see me playing like I do for Barcelona, they have to go and see me in Barcelona.

“For Brazil, we don’t play in the same way as Barcelona because we don’t have the same philosophy and it’s a bit more complicated because we display other characteristics.”

Dani further said: “We are always frustrated when we don’t manage to win. That always happens, no matter the place, the stadium.

“We are always trying to fight, to get the best results. But I think that if we struggle for stability, things will get complicated and more difficult.”

In his own reaction, Brazil football coach, Dunga lamented his team’s inability to hold on to their 2 first-half goals, allowing Uruguay to fight from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw.

Early goals from Douglas Costa and Renato Augusto had Brazil in control in Recife, but 2 goals from Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez salvaged a point for Uruguay.

Dunga admitted that he knew that it is always difficult to stop Cavani and Suarez.

“That first half the team got off to a good start, rolling the ball and making most of the space,” the 52-year-old said.

“In the second half we were more static, without the same movement. Uruguay took advantage of it.

“In one half Brazil played, in the other it was Uruguay.

“To play against an attacker like Cavani, like Suarez is not easy. It’s never easy to play against Uruguay.

Brazil star Neymar, who set up the second goal for Augusto, picked up a yellow card which sees him miss the nation’s next qualifier away to Paraguay.

“As for the foul he gave away to get the yellow card, there should have been yellows for the fouls he received,” Dunga added.

“The foul was not bad enough to receive a yellow. But it’s Neymar, and the referees will always be rigid with him.”

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