Edmilson slams Barca squad
Edmilson claims that there are 'black sheep' among his Barcelona team-mates.
By Lucas Brown & Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 22/11/07 10:50am
Edmilson has launched a scathing attack on his Barcelona team-mates and claims that there are 'black sheep' at Camp Nou.
While the Brazilian midfielder insists the majority of the Barca squad are working together, he believes there are players who are not interested in the success of the club.
Edmilson - who has struggled with a succession of injuries since signing for Barca from Lyon in 2004 - feels that there are players at the Catalan club who are too concerned with personal glory.
"I think that there are a lot of good people in the world, but there are also a lot of bad people," Edmilson told the Spanish media.
"In the dressing room there are a lot of good people, but there are also people who are not.
"There are 23 or 25 players in our squad, then there are the coaches and we form a family. There is normally a black sheep in the family, of course.
"You have people that think differently because of the money, the success, the fame, the girls, easy things. Because of that the true values of life are put aside.
"At times players make their job a secondary consideration, you know. People think 'I am going train quickly and then I have to go and do a publicity stunt'. You know that?
"They think that they are not here to win titles, the UEFA Champions League or whatever, they are only thinking about earning money."
Meanwhile, Barca are reportedly lining up a deal for Sevilla's Daniel Alves.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, Barca are thought to be preparing an audacious bid for the Brazilian full-back.
Barca sporting director Txiki Beguiristain is a long-term admirer of Alves - who has also been a target of Liverpool and Chelsea - but it is expected that a bid in the region of 60million euros (£43m) would be required to capture the 24-year-old.