Dani Alves believes Juventus neared perfection in routing Barcelona and called for more credit to the Serie A side.
The right-back was part of the Juve side that dispatched his old club 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final, and was asked his thoughts on the 90 minutes.
“To get something, you have to believe in it. You have to work hard and do things well. We had a very good team in front of us. I think we showed a version of ourselves that approached perfection,” Alves said, Mundo Deportivo reports.
“I think it’s our credit. When things don’t work people put the focus on the loser’s mistakes and not the positive elements of the winners. Our intensity meant Barca didn’t have space, they couldn’t handle the game. It wasn’t Barca’s negatives but our positives.
“Our intensity was key, both in the game and in a defensive context. Our defence doesn’t give space to the opposition. I think Barca without spaces are a more vulnerable team.
“We’ve got a big advantage, a good result and we’re happy not to have conceded.”