Saturday August 23 2014
Dani Alves staying at Barca

Dani Alves has claimed he will stay at Barcelona this season, but is upset by the lack of support shown in him by the club.

The Brazilian full-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool said to be interested.

However, the defender has insisted he wants to stay, but says he deserves more respect.

“I've decided to stay here with Barça. The day will come when I need to leave, but I'd like to leave here with the feeling that people believe that they have had a professional at the club,” he told reporters.

“If I left now I'd be going without that feeling. It has seemed that everything going on at the club has been my fault.

“I live from year to year. When questions were asked I said that I needed to speak with the manager. I wanted to understand his intentions.

“I haven't felt supported with everything that's been going on. I have had reports that I was on the market, that they wanted to sign others - but I'm not one for telling stories.”

Alves then commented on a talk he had with new Coach Luis Enrique.

“I'm certain there were doubts. I like things to be up front and for people to say things to my face. I've won this club's respect based on work.

“I wanted to know that Luis was counting on me to fight for the club and to keep on playing. When I felt that was really the case then it's now up to me to do the work.”

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