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Alves: "Playing in England is something I’ve got pending, but Guardiola won't call me"

"I know the majority don’t like me, but..."

Alves: "Playing in England is something I’ve got pending, but Guardiola won't call me"
Alves: "Playing in England is something I’ve got pending, but Guardiola won't call me"

"I know the majority don’t like me, but..."

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Dani Alves talked about Premier League and the options to play in England in an interview at the British newspaper The Guardian. He joked and said he doesn't think Guardiola will call him. He also talked about his experience in Barça and about fame.

Premier League

“I’ve always said that playing in England is something I’ve got pending. I don’t know when but I’d like to play there, to experience in person what I see from the sofa."

"The way the people live football. Wow, it’s incredible. Full stadiums, living every moment.”

“If you’ve left your skin on the pitch, [English] fans respect that.”

"Q: So, if Pep Guardiola calls again?" Alves bursts out laughing. “A: Ha ha ha! I don’t think he’d call me."

FC Barcelona

“Maybe it’s easy to win a title at Barcelona, maybe it is. What’s not is to win so much, to have a long history here.”

“Players come and go. That doesn’t mean they’re bad; they’re beasts but at Barcelona it’s not enough to be beasts."

"With all those defects, bad as I am, I’m the foreigner with the second most Barcelona games ever. Only Leo’s above me. I think: ‘if I’ve played all of that, I can’t only have defects, I must have some qualities too.’ I know people don’t talk about that, I know the majority don’t like me, but...”

Fame

"The more you know the world today, the more it disappoints. I don’t understand why everyone fights for power, money, fame. Has no one stopped to think that fame is shit? That the more money you have, the more problems?"

"People think the life I lead, being well-paid, is the reason I’m like this. No. I was happier when I lived in the countryside with my dad than I often am now. Why? Because I didn’t know how prostituted the world is."