Daniel Alves is 39 years old, playing a new World Cup with Brazil and is not used to keeping his opinions to himself.
The proof in this interview granted to the Gazzetta dello Sport broadcast this Thursday when the Seleçao will enter the World Cup in Qatar against Serbia in the evening (8 p.m.).
An interview where the right side attacks Kylian Mbappé, also present in the Gulf emirate with the Blues, with whom he played for two seasons (2017-2019) at PSG.
“A great player must always know and understand who he is playing with, your teammates enrich your qualities, believes the former Barça defender.
Mbappé is a phenomenon (Editor's note: what he had already pointed out in the past) who has still not understood that those who play in attack with him are more phenomena than him.
Without naming them in this sentence, Daniel Alves is obviously thinking of Lionel Messi and Neymar, two men with whom he played in Catalonia.
"You have to be smart"
“Neymar and Messi are unique: they see and do things that no one else sees or can do.
You have to be smart to take advantage of the potential of Neymar and Messi, they are two footballing geniuses.
Me, I think I handle the ball well, but when I played with Leo, I gave it to him.
And if I play with Ney, I give it to him too.
If Mbappé gives the ball to these two, he would score 150 goals.
Comments to link to the proximity that Daniel Alves has with two players, in particular with his partner in selection.
However, relations between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar are fluctuating in Paris, with tensions between the two stars at the start of the season around the choice of the penalty taker in Paris.