Barcelona’s Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid seems to have had an effect on Dani Alves’s mental state.
The Brazilian defender donned a wig and pretended to be his girlfriend, mimicking what she said or might have said to try to console the 32-year-old.
Scroll down to watch the Instagram video although we must warn you, it makes for horrific viewing.
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Alves even puts on an accent that makes the clip 100 per cent more creepy.
The quarter-final defeat has clearly broken the right-back.
Alves's bizarre confession
The translation, provided by Sport, reads: “Darling, it’s just a game of football. Don’t worry, life goes on."
That is so true, but we can’t help but feel a simple image would have sufficed. It’ll be interesting to see what Alves’s girlfriend, model Joana Sanz, has to say about her partner’s impression.
Messi has taken the flak
Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday, ending their dreams of winning the treble. Antoine Griezmann’s brace secured a 3-1 aggregate win for Diego Simeone’s side, who will play Bayern Munich in the semi-final.
Lionel Messi took muck of the flak following the defeat as his barren run extended to five matches but in all honesty, not one Barcelona player can claim to have played well.
Luis Enrique was honest in his post-match assessment, crediting Atletico Madrid’s resilient defence.
“At the start I expected an Atletico Madrid who attacked more," Enrique said, per ESPN FC. “We did not suffer, had the ball, controlled the game. But they took advantage of our mistake and got ahead on the scoreboard.
“Then they did what they did best -- defend in their own half -- and we did not create enough dangerous situations. I congratulate Atletico Madrid, they were better than us."
Barcelona were attempting to become the first team in history to win the Champions League in back-to-back seasons. Though they are still in the running to win La Liga and the Copa del Rey, winning the Champions League - and asserting themselves as the best team in Europe - is the primary goal each season.
The fans might not think it, but Enrique will regard the season a success if Barca win both domestic trophies.
“Our objectives are always the most high," the 45-year-old continued. “We are proud that Barca always aims to win everything.
“But we must accept this result, and try and improve. We have two competitions in front of us now, with great chances to win them.
“They are two objectives attractive enough to aim for. For any other coach in the world winning those two would be enough. But we must improve."
The Catalan club hold a three-point advantage over Atletico Madrid, with Real Madrid a further point behind. Alves and co. are short on confidence having won just one of their past five games and it will take a valiant effort to ward off the Madrid clubs.
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