Alves tells Ney­mar to be ‘brave’ over PSG

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PARIS St Ger­main full-back Dani Alves has urged his fel­low Brazil­ian Ney­mar to “be brave” when it comes to con­sid­er­ing a po­ten­tial world-record trans­fer to the Ligue 1 giants.

The Barcelona striker has been linked with a £190m move to PSG, a deal which would see him be­come the most ex­pen­sive player in the world.

For­mer Barca man Alves, who moved to Paris from Ju­ven­tus ear­lier this month, scored in PSG’s Trophee des Cham­pi­ons vic­tory over Monaco on Satur­day.

He said: “I helped him come to Barcelona, I did not make the de­ci­sion for him, but I told him what Barcelona was like and he de­cided to move there.

“It’s a de­ci­sion you have to make care­fully but you have to be self­ish. If I could ad­vise one thing it would be: be brave, the world be­longs to the brave.”

Mean­while, Real Madrid boss Zine­dine Zi­dane in­sisted he is “not both­ered” by Satur­day night’s 3-2 friendly de­feat to their LaLiga arch-ri­vals in Mi­ami. Zi­dane, whose team face the Cata­lans again in the Su­per­copa de Es­pana in two weeks’ time, can now turn his thoughts to the Uefa Su­per Cup meet­ing with Manch­ester United in Skopje.

“This is pre-sea­son and I’m sure that the re­sults we’ve achieved weren’t what we were ex­pect­ing, but this doesn’t al­ter any­thing,” said the French­man.

“The im­por­tant thing is to be ready for Au­gust 8. I saw some good things out there, but also some things I didn’t like.

“We’ve got to be pa­tient, work hard and be ready for the UEFA Su­per Cup.

“I’m not both­ered by the de­feat. It al­ways hurts, we don’t like to lose but that’s not the most im­por­tant thing.

“We need to im­prove and change a few things but it is early days yet.”

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