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Dani Alves: “This is a wake-up call, to warn that there is no weak rival”

This Friday night, at the Lusail Stadium, one of the most surprising results so far in the Qatar 2022 World Cup took place. The Brazilian team lost (1-0) against Cameroon near the end of the game and turned on a sign of alert in the ‘Canarinha’ ahead of the round of 16. Dani Alves’ message was clear.

“This is a call to attention, to warn that there is no weak opponent, in each game they are playing something. The lesson is that we need to stay connected throughout the game. It was just a detail, and we were left with the feeling that a beautiful day escaped us when we didn’t play so much”said the 39-year-old athlete, in an interview with Globoesporte.

Alves, who captained the ‘Canarinha’ in his 125th game, assured that nobody gives you an advantage in this type of competition. “Football always gives you lessons that you have to learn very quickly. This is the World Cup, nobody gives you anything. You have to conquer everything at all times. Today’s lesson is this, you always have to be at the highest level, good energy, always connected, eager to do something extra”he pointed.

The player who plays for Pumas de México also indicated that it was not the worst scenario to lose. “Fortunately we qualified, unfortunately for people who haven’t been playing regularly, we have a feeling we didn’t get a positive result. But apart from the good lesson that day, we lost when we could lose. We now have no margin for error.” explained.

Lastly, Dani Alves referred to South Korea, Brazil’s rival in the World Cup round of 16, and recalled the friendly match played last June, in which the ‘Scratch’ won 5-1 in Seoul.

“In the friendly, the teams have little to lose. In the World Cup, no. You have to have balance, especially emotionally. The margin of error decreases. We have to prepare well for this match, it will be a different match. The Cup is always like that. Proof of this was today. We hope that with today’s lesson we will be aware of where we are and what it takes to move forward.” sentenced.

Source: Elcomercio

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