Alves explains poor Brazil form

Dani Alves has advised his Brazil critics “to go and watch Barcelona” if they want to see him perform at his best.

Alves has won just three international trophies with Brazil since debuting for the national team in 2006, a far cry from the 21 he has lifted with Barcelona and 26 in total at club level, and he admitted he was more compatible with the Catalans’ style of play.

“If people want to see me play like I do for Barca then they’ll have to go and watch Barcelona,” he said after the Selecao’s two-goal collapse to draw 2-2 with Uruguay in 2018 World Cup qualifying on Friday.

“Brazil and Barca have two different styles of play and the national team can’t do the same things as Barca because [the national team] have a different philosophy and don’t have the same characteristics [as Barca].

“We’re always frustrated when we don’t win a game.

“We’re fighting to get the best results, but if we keep this instability, things will become more complicated and difficult.”

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