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01.07.2008 18:35

Alves: “This is a very important challenge in my life”


Alves is in Barcelona. There was no hiding the Brazilian’s excitement at signing for Barça, something he considered an important challenge, both professionally and personally.

“It is a very important challenge in my life and my career. I am hungry to start playing and the sooner the better so I can show that they did not make a mistake with me.” Those were Daniel Alves’ first words in Barcelona, speaking to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat.

Dream to play for Barça

alves_barcelona_x8x.JPGDani Alves considers coming to Barça to be like a dream come true. “I am very happy to be living this dream” he said. “Not just my dream, but that of so many others that would like to be in my place right now.” As for making his first debut he just can’t wait “for the moment to play for FC Barcelona to arrive, the sooner the better”.

A reward

alves_barcelona_x14x.JPGHe then said that signing for Barça “is a wonderful reward for all the work I have done until now.” On moving from Sevilla to Barcelona he said “it is a switch from a great club to one that is the same or even better. It is a cause for joy and satisfaction to know that Barça put their interest in me and for me to be able to form part of this new project.”

Alves: “This is a very important challenge in my life”
Message for the fans
Daniel Alves wants Barça fans to feel optimistic. “They have to support Barça, because what with the new signings this season and those that were here before, we will be trying to put Barça’s last season in the past and get the team back to the place it should never have left”.

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