Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul

Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul

by AFP

Sunday Mar 29, 2015. 14:00

Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery.

"If there is revolution there is instability," Alves, 31, told Globoesporte website in an interview published Saturday.

Dunga has sought to bring in a variety of new faces since succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari last July.

His record backs up his strategy, even so, with Thursday's friendly success in France continuing the 1994 World Cup-winning skipper's perfect record in his seventh game in his second spell in charge.

Alves, whom Scolari benched for the quarter-final win over Colombia as well as the Germany thrashing, has now been shunted out of the squad altogether but the veteran implied the old guard still had a role to play.

"The vast majority of sides have continuity in their group for six or seven years or even longer than that," said Alves.

"The team which eliminated us from the Cup had been preparing a great project for years. I always remember the motto on our flag -- order and progress. Without order there is no progress. If there is revolution there is instability," Alves insisted.

Only nine of the 26 players Dunga, who also spent 2006-2010 in charge of the Selecao, called up for the France game and Sunday's encounter with Chile in London, featured at the World Cup.

Alves, reportedly in line for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, said Brazil's problems of recent times went well beyond Dunga's personnel policy, however.

"It (the team) has been in a mess, chaotic, for some time. I hope the Brazilian Football Confederation can improve things and ensure that our team is well represented not just by the players," he concluded.





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