NEWS | 17/04/2017"We want the fans to support us because it’ll be important for us", said the Brazilian midfielder.
"The coach is doing an exceptional job. We know it's going to be a very difficult match and we must stay focused and play our game. We’re very keen to play and we’re clear on what we’re going to do tomorrow: we’ll play our game and try to win".
Ramos, Kroos and Modric close to suspensions
"They are important players, but we have a great squad and anyone can do well".
Praise for Xabi Alonso
"He’s a player with immense quality and who commands in the middle of the park. I learned a lot from him although tomorrow I don’t want to wish him luck. I hope he doesn’t have a good game and we win".
"I don’t care where I play. I always want to play and help the team. I feel more comfortable in midfield than centre back, but if the coach needs me I’ll be there for what he wants".
"He's a very good player. Bayern have a great squad, like us, and it's sure to be a great match".
Comparison with Mauro Silva
"He’s a player who has made history in football and he makes you feel happy, but I want to grow a lot in football and I haven’t done anything yet".
Safety in football
"We are so focused on the game that we don’t even think about it. We have an exceptional security system, with very good professionals. We are focused on the game and what we are going to do on the pitch".