Barcelona’s Dani Alves reminisces about one of the ‘best games’ you can play in
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has talked up the significance of El Clásico derby by revealing that they are the best games to play in, second only to Cup finals.
The Brazilian spoke to GoIT ahead of the weekend match against Real Madrid and Football Espana quoted the 30-year-old.
Alves said: “A Clásico is the best game you can play, not counting Cup finals.
“When you really like football it’s the most desired game. When you play football professionally, the Clásico is the best game to play and I can’t wait.”
Alves reminisced about the famous period in the 2010/11 season where Real and the Catalan club faced each other four times in the space of a couple of weeks.
The first meeting was in the league, before they faced off in the Copa Del Rey final and then entertained two Champions League semi-final games.
“I was happy, delighted because the game I like was repeated four or five times,” said Alves of the incredible fixture scheduling.
“You have to make the most of it. We know everyone is watching. That’s why you have to concentrate. We know there are plenty of people watching who think they can do better.”
The Brazilian also enjoyed talking about the famous 6-2 victory for Barcelona at the Bernabéu.
Alves added: “This was a historic game for the supporters. But it was worth three points, like if we’d won 1-0. That was for the fans. What we gained winning 6-2 at the Bernabéu was worth three points for me.”