Dani Alves / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

The Brazilian left back, Dani Alves, congratulated Neymar for joining FC Barcelona. “I spoke with him and he’s very happy that he’s coming to Barcelona, he knows that he’s coming to a big club and he knows how big this team can be,” said Alves.

Calculated decision

Alves believes that Neymar’s arrival to FC Barcelona will be beneficial for both parties. “He knows that he’s coming to Barcelona, a place where he will improve as a person and a professional. He knows that this Club treats its players well, when he gets here he’ll see that this is the best club for him. Hopefully we can all help him [adjust] so then he can help us,” said Alves.

Good derby, 100-point record within grasp

On this evening’s victory in the Catalan derby, the Blaugrana highlighted Barça’s good start to the game. “I think we had a really good start. It was key to win,” he said. This victory keeps Barça in the hunt for the 100-point record in the Spanish league, a challenge, said Alves, that the team won’t give up fighting for: “it motivates us to win 100 points, now that’s our objective. It’s a great chance to write another page in the Club’s history book.”