FC Barcelona: Why Dani Alves No Longer Deserves to Be the Starter

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FC Barcelona: Why Dani Alves No Longer Deserves to Be the Starter
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After Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Espanyol in the Barcelona derby, all things look well. Yet as with every team, there is room for improvement.

The starting lineup that La Blaugrana fielded is stronger than any other in the world. But the fact of the matter is that Brazilian right-back Dani Alves is no longer deserving of his starting role for the club.

Since joining Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008, Alves has been regarded as the best in the world at his position. But things change, and football is no different.

The days of Dani Alves being the world’s best right-back are now coming to an end.

His ability as a player is certainly above most in the world. In fact, Alves could continue to play world-class football for a few more years. However, the starting spot at Barcelona might not belong to the Brazilian for much longer.

Before we begin allow me to say this. Dani Alves has been one of the best performers over the last few years and has been vitally important. This article will cover why at this present moment he is not deserving to be an automatic bid at his position.

In fact I still believe that Alves is the best right-back in the world, he is just not showing it lately. Alves must step up if he is to remain the starter in the future.

Many factors are involved in my reasoning as to the need for a new role for Alves at the club. In this article we will take a look at why Dani Alves no longer deserves to be a permanent starter.

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