Dani Alves sounds the rallying cry ahead of a critical run-in: “When I arrived at Juve, I said that I wanted to make history in this jersey.”
“We have to keep improving every week but I think we would have accepted this position at the start of the season: we’re at a point where we can still win every competition and we’re excited to have the chance to write history by winning a sixth Scudetto in a row.”
THE SECRET TO SUCCESS
“It seems straightforward but it isn’t. Winning trophies requires hard work and dedication. We’re conscious of the fact that we still haven’t achieved anything yet however close we are in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
“The dream is in reach. We could make history this season and that is exactly why I came here. We have to keep going and do what need to do day in, day out on the training ground.”
BUFFON: “DANI CAN SHOW US HOW TO WIN THE UCL”
“Who am I teach to Gianluigi Buffon about winning? Together though, as a pair, as a group, we can all pursue the dream and work as hard as we can towards it side by side.
“I’ve brought the same passion and desire here that I took with me the very first time I left home when my objective was just to make father proud. I try and apply this to my work every day, always showing maximum respect to my profession.”
JUVE AND BARCA SIMILARITIES
“Juventus and Barcelona share the same will to win. You are worked very hard here but that has always been my way so I didn’t feel much of a change. Dedication to the cause is the key because that’s what separates top sides from good sides.”
THAT NIGHT AT THE CAMP NOU
“I spoke to my former team-mates with great respect. They were desperately disappointed because it is a competition they hold close to their hearts and I’m sure the same feeling was felt here when Barcelona won the final in 2015.
“Life is full of new opportunities and by winning this time, Juve found a way of turning that result around. I am happy for my team-mates now because they work so hard; when you put this much into something, you deserve to win it.”
“The biggest mistake would be to think that the trophy is already ours because we have eliminated Barcelona. We must not go to Monaco expecting an easy game. They are more than just one or two star players; they play as a team and without pressure. They are free to express themselves and that makes them a very dangerous proposition.
“That said, this is a brilliant period of the season and we should remain calm and try to enjoy it.”
“GOOD CRAZY IN THE HOUSE…”
“Happiness breeds more happiness; negativity breeds more negativity. When I work, I commit my full focus to what I’m doing. It’s a privilege to be able to do what I love and provide a great life for my family. At home, I like to enjoy and look after myself.
“A little bit of craziness (locura) sometimes helps inject that extra bit of energy into a group; some people like it, some people don’t.
“If you put good intentions and good energy into life, it will give you good things in return.”
MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY.
“I’m very focused on winning this semi-final. The four best teams in Europe are left now and we are extremely close to fulfilling our dreams.
“When I arrived at Juventus, I said that I wanted to make history in this jersey; not just winning the league but something more. We’re pushing to make this dream a reality.”
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