Barcelona right back, Daniel Alves, doesn't tend to mince his words, and yesterday, after his side's draw with Valencia, was no exception. "People are talking a lot about Madrid but our rival is Atlético, who are second in the league", he said.
Analysis of the match: "Given the circumstances we are happy to get a point in this ground. We've had a lot on our plate recently. The effort we put in for the Clásico was incredible, and that came together with a tough rival, and a difficult, slow pitch. We weren't at our best today, but when you can't win you need to get something".
His performance this season: "I think I know what I can bring to the team. I know how important I am for the team. In the first part of the league I was out with injury. Injuries are part of the job, it happens to everybody, but people need to trust our professionalism".