Alves eyes Barca success
Daniel Alves has insisted that his primary focus is helping new club Barcelona achieve success.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 22/09/08 3:14pm
Daniel Alves has admitted he dreams of becoming the best player in the world but his primary focus is helping new club Barcelona achieve success.
Alves, who was a nominee for the Ballon d'Or in 2007, hopes to take his game to another level after switching from Sevilla to Camp Nou over the summer.
Before considering picking up personal prizes though, Alves wants to ensure that the Blaugrana end their two-year wait for a major piece of silverware.
"First of all, I want to win trophies with Barca, like I did with Sevilla," the Brazilian told Sport.
"Barca have started out on a new project to move forward and this is a big club that has to win things and I am here to help.
"On a personal level, I have the dream of being considered to be one of the best players in the world.
"Last year I was on the list and I dream of winning it one day, but I know it is very difficult for a full-back. But nothing is impossible."
Alves is still adapting to his new surroundings and Barca's style but he does not feel under extra pressure after joining for a transfer fee reported to be in the region of 29million euros (£23million).
"I believe that the responsibility is based on the work that you do and not on the position in which you play," he explained.
"Now I just want to be useful to Barca and I not worried about what the club paid for me because all I want to do is show that the club was right to have faith in me."