Dani Alves: PSG ready to prove a point

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Dani Alves jokes wth Marco Verratti during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Old Trafford on February 11, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Dani Alves claims Paris Saint-Germain must prove they have learned from the errors made against Liverpool if they are to see off Manchester United in their Champions League last 16 tie.

The French champions are still aiming to win the Champions League but are yet to reach the semi-finals of the competition.

Ahead of the Old Trafford showdown, Alves, a three-time winner with Barcelona, insists they must show they have moved on from their Merseyside loss.

“We have to learn from mistakes made during the competition and not to reproduce them,” said the Brazilian.

“There are few matches in the Champions League, so there is little room for error. We have to capitalise on what we do well because we have great ambitions in this competition.

“In Liverpool, we made some mistakes, and we surpassed that later. But we can not afford to commit them at this stage of the competition.

“We managed to create a game identity after the match against Liverpool. He told the Mirror.

“We must take care of all the details, to have no regrets on arrival. But we trust our forces before facing Manchester.

GENOA, ITALY - APRIL 20: Walter Mazzarri coach of Torino (left) issues some instructions to Temitayo Ola Aina of Torino during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Torino FC at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 20, 2019 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

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The manager believes his team will keep on fighting for a chance to earn a UEFA Champions League spot until the end of the season.

“We need to raise our level of performance, concentration, raise our level in duels, but I know we can do it, and we will do it.

“It will not be easy, of course, they will not give us presents. We will have to race each other to clinch the qualification.”

When asked about losing to Roberto Firmino’s injury-time goal – Alves added: “We started with a rather negative result at Anfield, and then we raised our level in the competition, when we had to show everyone our ability and strength.

“In the second leg against Liverpool, we responded. When we had to win, we went to get the result. We got the qualification and the first place of the group.”