Alves: Juve must lift game for ‘big prizes’

Dani Alves

Juventus defender Dani Alves has urged his team-mates to take their game to the next level as they prepare to secure the Serie A and Champions League titles.

The Bianconeri clinched the Coppa Italia trophy with a 2-0 win over Lazio in the final on Wednesday, and are closing in on the Scudetto. A win for Juve in their next Serie A clash would secure the title.

However, Alves knows the Champions League final against Real Madrid will require the entire team to be at the very top of their game.

"Now we need to move up another notch if we want the big prize," the Brazilian said. "Football is a team game and we're good because we work hard together as a team and are hungry for success.

"We want to achieve great things and make history. We've done well so far. We're ticking off the boxes and we have to keep it up.

"We're yet to claim the biggest prizes so we have to make sure we're properly prepared for what's still to come."