The best way to get into a playing rhythm is on the field, but since his arrival, Dani Alves has played three full league games and was only substituted in the friendly match against Barcelona.
Alves just showed little to no effectiveness
Dani Alves arrived at Pumas as the most attractive signing in recent years, but his performance has been discreet and has not shown real evidence of his talent on the field. The best way to get into a playing rhythm is on the field, but since his arrival, Dani Alves has played three full league games and was only substituted in the friendly match against Barcelona. In his debut against Mazatlán, the Universitarios tied 1-1 with a corner kick taken by him, in a game in which all his teammates looked at him with respect and looked forward to his contribution to the game. Still, he just showed little to no effectiveness. The strategy changed in the following matches, which led to less participation. The game against Monterrey was also a one-goal draw, and there was not much to highlight from the Brazilian national team member.
The trip to Barcelona was costly for Pumas, who were humiliated 6-0 and made a trip that took its toll on them, as they were beaten by America in the so-called ‘Clasico Capitalino’. The Aguilas thrashed Pumas 3-0 in front of a large crowd at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, in an atmosphere where the Auriazul fans gave their all to the Brazilian star. For several periods during the match, Dani Alves showed signs of desperation with his teammates. However, he still had a discreet performance, which he acknowledged at the end, taking advantage of the networks to thank the fans for their support. “Thank you all for your presence and support. Difficult moments make strong men. It has always been like that. The race is continuous, and the end is always unknown. SEGUIMOSSSSSSSSSSS!!!”, posted Dani Alves on his Instagram account after the drubbing against America.
“We are professionals at this. We must not look for excuses but rather have a deep analysis from the coaching staff and we have to look for a solution quickly. This team knows how to overcome bad moments,” said coach Andrés Lillini at a press conference after the defeat.