Dani Alves: Long Barcelona Bus Journey No Excuse For Failure Against Inter

The Blaugrana will approach the first leg looking to win.
Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has insisted that the Blaugrana's 10 hour bus journey to Milan is no excuse for failing to perform against Inter in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Alves has called on his team-mates to deliver a performance like they gave against Arsenal and he feels that if they can repeat that display they will have a great chance of reaching the final.

"The journey has been fun. A little long but we had a great time. We were able to relax and spend a little time together. This is a moment so beautiful that we should not cling to the excuse of tiredness - it's not worth it," he told a press conference.

"This is a difficult compromise, but for us there is only one game, this one. Let's try to get back on track. No matter where you play the game the motivation is the same game. "

"The club should come out with the attitude we showed in London against Arsenal if we want to be in the final. And at that level, we have many possibilities."

After being held to a draw by city rivals Espanyol at the weekend, a game that saw Alves sent off, the Brazilian said he doesn't expect Inter to play like the Blanc i Blau but either way his side will be ready.

"I do not think Inter will play like Espanyol, but we will be prepared for any approach that they bring," he remarked.

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