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03.01.2009 23:30

Alves: "It strengthens you to win like this"

Anna Segura

Although he only got back from his Christmas break on Friday, Alves was ready as ever to play and performed well in the second half. The Brazilian said that comebacks like this one against Mallorca are invigorating experiences.

Dani Alves came on after the break and was delighted to have been given that chance after so little time back. "I got some minutes towards the end and I was anxious to play. I was fine after the journey and the coach gave me some time on the pitch" he said.

On the game, Alves said the win against Mallorca “strengthens you … these games are hard to win, but if we do things well we meet our objectives ".

Andrés Iniesta:

QM3D7430.jpg"I am happy to have played again and helped the team. I am very pleased with the way it all went ".

"Happy with the reception the people gave me. It gives me goose bumps to remember. It shows you how much the people love you and I’ve returned that on the pitch, which is where I do it".

"It was hard because games are difficult and there is also an opponent to play. The important thing was to come back from holidays and get back into the form we have been having lately".

Eidur Gudjohnsen:

"We took some time to get started but it was a very important win".

"After January there is still a lot left to do. But every game we win is one step closer to the title. But I prefer just to think about each game as it comes and getting the three points ".

"The team effort meant that when we are not playing at our best we know how to suffer to win".

"I am happy for Iniesta because he’s gone though a lot".

“We have to forget the league game against Atlético Madrid because we’ll be against a team looking to make amends. But we have to get a good result in Madrid".

Touré Yaya:

QM3D7529.jpg"I had a bit of luck with my goal. I am happy because it’s my first of the year".

"The whole team worked hard. Because it wasn’t an easy game and Mallorca are a tough team".

Carles Puyol:

"Wins are important and we knew it would be a hard game. But the most important thing is that we got the three points".

"It is only normal to struggle to get back into rhythm. But it is the same for the other team and so the conditions are the same".

"The team reacted and fought until the end".
Alves: “It strengthens you to win like this“
Training on Sunday
The first team gets back to training on Sunday morning at 11.00. Guardiola and his men will meet behind closed doors at La Masia, and the players that faced Mallorca will get the chance to recover and start switching their minds to the Copa del Rey tie with Atlético de Madrid.

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