Former FC Barcelona star Dani Alves has supported Lionel Messi after the Argentinian hit out at his club and team-mates for not giving their all this season. The Brazilian defender played for the Spanish giants for many years and formed a deadly partnership with Messi. Alves praised his former team-mate speaking to Catalunya Radio.
“Lionel Messi is a born winner. He does not like to lose. When he loses, it is normal that he gets angry; he wants to win always, just like me.”, said the ex-Barça full-back. “Messi has spent many years in Barça and has lived through many things and knows perfectly what the team needs to win.”, Alves added.
Alves feels that the players at Barcelona must do everything to make sure Messi is set to shine. “He needs to be accompanied. I always say that Messi was the main man, and we were the additions around him back then. Now it feels like he is driving the car himself always”, added the São Paulo defender.