Alves does not believe the blame should be put on his Brazilian compatriot.
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He said: “Every Brazilian becomes world class when wearing the national team jersey.
“I hear so many people complaining about Fred. But when he plays for Brazil he is better than all of their midfielders.
“The problem is the club or coach, not Fred.”
Alves is the most successful footballer of all time having won a staggering 43 trophies during his incredible career.
The 38-year-old enjoyed spells at some of the biggest clubs in Europe including Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
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