Dani Alves has revealed what he told Neymar following their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.
Juventus defender Dani Alves has revealed what he told Neymar following their Champions League quarterfinal clash at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.
Alves was seen consoling Neymar, who burst into tears as Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw, thereby exiting the competition after they lost 3-0 to Juve in the first leg, and now, Alves has revealed what he said to Neymar.
"I've told [Neymar] that this is life, unfortunately we had to face each other,” he told beIN Sports after the game.Read also: Costa set for big-money China move
"I did not want to measure myself just on this, we have lived these moments together and now we live them apart so it is hard.
"We have to focus on our jobs, but the feeling is there."
Neymar had taken the defeat very hard, as he was seen crying on the pitch as Bjorn Kuipers blew his whistle for the last time.
The Brazilian held his shirt up over his face to hide his eyes and looked to be inconsolable as he slowly made his way off the Nou Camp pitch, but was consoled by his Brazil and former Barcelona teammate, Alves.
Alves and Juventus will learn their Champions League fate on Friday, where they will be drawn against either Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Monaco in the semi-finals.