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'Dani Alves is the world’s best attacking right-back'

Goal.com logo Goal.com 10-05-2017

There is no better attacking right-back in the world than Dani Alves according to former Juventus attacking midfielder Liam Brady.

The Brazilian defender put in a top-class performance in the second leg of Juventus 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco to advance to the Champions League final, scoring a brilliant goal in the process.

The performance came on the heels of excellent outings against his former team Barcelona in the quarter-final round, as Juventus ousted the Catalans 3-0 on aggregate.

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And former Arsenal and Juve star Brady believes those performances showed the quality Alves had, while adding the move to Italy has revived his career.

"I think [Dani Alves] is the best attacking right-back in the world,” Brady told RTE. “I think he's had his problems temperament wise. He's lost the head a few times. He's chased after referees, gotten himself into trouble a few times.

“I think maybe he had gone a bit stale at Barcelona. He needed a change.

“He's really become a hero to Juventus fans over the two legs of the semi-final. He's been probably the most influential player in it.”

Looking ahead to the final, Alves and Juventus face a difficult challenge in Real Madrid, who will be aiming to become the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles in the competition. However, Brady believes Juventus has the ability to take home the trophy when the sides meet in Cardiff on June 3.

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"I think Juve have the tools to win this trophy now. They've got a very strong defence, a brilliant goalkeeper, really hard-working midfield, and they've got Dybala up front who can create that bit of magic, and Higuain who can take a chance.

"It's the final we all wanted. Two great teams with European pedigree. Great to see them back where they belong, Juventus."

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