Dani Alves told reporters today that the team will keep on competing right to the end: “Let’s hope we can keep up this standard until the end because I’m sure we’ll have plenty to enjoy”.
“We’re coming up to the key moments of the season and we're beginning to get the right balance between home games and away games”.
"We’ll keep on competing. The intensity and concentration we have in the league will help us in the rest of the competitions”.
According to Alves, this balance depends on the players maintaining their intensity and concentration: "The most important thing is that we keep on competing right to the end, in the league as well, since it helps us in the rest of the competitions". Asked to comment on Guardiola's assertion on Saturday that Barça would not win the league, Alves emphasised: "There's always sense to what the manager says. We can only say that we'll compete right to the end. We have to do honour to the shirt of the best club in the world. The way to pay back the affection of so many people is to keep them happy with our football".
Alves also spoke about the Champions League quarterfinals: "The best part of the Champions League is coming up and we have to be ready. A really tough opponent awaits us. We won't get any gifts from anybody. At this stage of the competition you can't choose your opponent and you have to play as well as possible against whoever you draw". He's not looking beyond the Milan contest and hopes to stay in the goals: "I hope we take all the chances we create from now on". (via FCBarcelona.com)