The Brazilian has fond memories of that three-pointer season and wondered how strong they were as a team.
It was an extraordinary moment against Juve
Dani Alves has remembered Barcelona’s Champions League final against Juventus in 2015, which Barca won 3-1. The Brazilian has fond memories of that three-pointer season and wondered how strong they were as a team. “I remember almost everything about the final,” he said in an interview. “It has been very recently and not so much time since. I remember it was an extraordinary moment, but also tough on a personal and collective level. People thought that we could not win another demand and supported our opponents to stop us from doing this. We were aware that people thought we couldn’t do this. When you are ready for this, negative things are unlikely to happen. That is Barcelona’s secret in the finals: they are always prepared.
Barca team looked like Muhammad Ali
“We were up against a very physical team and knew that we had to win with the ball. It doesn’t matter how strong your opponents are if they chase the ball so that they are tired. The moment they released their guard down is the moment to attack. We were looked like Muhammad Ali when as we floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. I think we deserved the winners of the finals, and we celebrated a lot because we repeated the treble. “Ivan Rakitić scored only four minutes into the final, and Dani Alves believes that it was huge. “Ivan’s at the start of the game was vital,” said the Brazilian. “These types of games are usually more psychological than physical.
“To think that you are faced with one of the best clubs in the world, and then they score in the first few minutes changes your tactic to the game. Despite this, I never saw the final in which the team had no chance to win the match. For that reason, we had to be wary, and when you concede a goal against Juventus or Manchester United at Wembley, it makes you wary, and you don’t change your approach, because there’s no time for improvisation.”