Alves upset by Barca apathy

Dani Alves claims he is upset at the way Barcelona reacted with what he saw as indifference to rumours of his departure this summer.

The Brazilian international has been the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain, yet despite constant denials he does not want to leave the Camp Nou he feels Barca did not show the same commitment to keeping hold of him.

“There were a mountain of rumours that I was possibly going to leave and it upset me that Barcelona did not defend me from them, yet I understood because the club looks after its own interests rather than those of the players,” he told a Press conference.

“I saw the stories and the lack of a reply so I thought that at some point they had lost confidence in me.”

Asked whom he meant when he spoke of a lack of confidence in him, Alves said he was not referring to new boss Tito Vilanova.

“Tito has always made it clear that he wants me in the team, so I was not referring to Tito, but I asked myself the question ´who was it?` I do not know how to answer that.

“I am still as ambitious with the same desires and know I am with the best team in the world, where I enjoy being with my teammates.

“However, we are all employed by the club and when they believe they don’t need us then we have to accept that.

“The day I leave here I will go with the feeling I have left my mark,” he added.

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