DANI ALVES has slammed Barcelona and says the club has ‘sinned’ in recent years.
Alves, 39, is a free agent this summer after his second stint with the Catalan giants.
Alves complains the club has ‘sinned’ recently and is run badly, including his departureCredit: Getty
But he feels let down by the powers that be at the Nou Camp as the “club has sinned” in recent years.
The full-back told The Guardian that Barca bosses “don’t care about the people who made history”.
He said: “This club has sinned in recent years. Barcelona doesn’t care about the people who made history for the club.
“As a cule [Barcelona fan], I would like the club to do things differently. I’m not talking about myself because my situation was another scenario.
“I left happy to have returned to Barcelona. I dreamed for five years wanting to live this second moment. The only thing I didn’t like was how my departure was handled.
“Since I arrived, I made it very clear that I wasn’t any more a 20-year-old guy and that I wanted things to be done head-on, without hiding things.
“I am eternally grateful to Xavi and the president for bringing me back. I found a club full of young people with incredible ideas on the pitch.
“But it needs to improve the work outside the field. The mindset is totally opposite to what we built a few years ago. Everything that happens on the field is a reflection of what happens outside.
“I’m supporting for Barcelona to come back to the top, but it’s super-complicated. Football is more balanced, it’s a collective game. And that has been left out at the club.”
Alves played just 17 times under Xavi in his latest six-month stint.
His first spell helped him become the most decorated player in football history, playing 247 times during an eight-year first spell.
He has won an incredible 23 trophies with the La Liga giants.
He added: “I like challenges and I adapt to any situation.
“Today I am unemployed, but interesting things have come up. I’m doing my study about places to go which have a good level of competitiveness.
“That’s football. You have to get together with people who want the same goal, who want to compete, to win. I like to win. I want to go somewhere I can win.”
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