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Alves sure Neymar will learn from team-mates

Created on Aug. 12, 2013 10:53 AM EST

Barcelona full-back Daniel Alves thinks Neymar's move to the club was motivated by a desire to learn from the best players in the world.

The Brazil international completed his move to the La Liga champions from Brazilian outfit Santos in May.

And his fellow Brazilian Alves tipped the 21-year-old to match the standards set by his Barcelona team-mates.

"I was sure that if he left Santos he would come to Barcelona because he wanted to come," Alves said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. 

"Neymar came looking forward to learn from the best in the world, with this attitude it is difficult for things to run bad for him.

"And if he is not (looking to learn), then he has come to the wrong place.

"Here there are people who have already won a World Cup and they have won everything. They are very big and they are an example, even for me and I am with them for many years. It is not human to win all of that.

"They do it due to how they are, how they grow up, their mentality, their humility. It is normal people admire them and I wanted Neymar to come here and have the chance to meet them."

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