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Dani Alves criticises Barcelona over Johan Cruyff tribute

Speaking to beIN Sports after Los Azulgranas' defeat to Real Madrid in El Clásico, the Brazilian defender hit out against his Camp Nou employers.

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has criticised the Catalan club over its tribute to Johan Cruyff, who died late last month aged 68.

Ahead of Saturday's El Clásico at the Camp Nou, Barça honoured Cruyff with a huge mosaic bearing the message "Grácies Johan" ("Thank you, Johan") and projected a video in memory of their legendary former player and coach.

A minute's silence was also observed before kick-off of the clash, which saw Real Madrid clinch a 2-1 victory after Cristiano Ronaldo's late winner.

Speaking to beIN Sports, however, Alves said of the homage to the Dutchman: "With a figure as great as Cruyff, I think that you shouldn't wait until he dies to hold it."

"We should have done it long before," added the Brazilian.