Paris Saint-Germain must show they are about more than simply shattering transfer records when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, says defender Dani Alves.
Madrid hold a 3-1 lead from the first leg of the last-16 tie at the Santiago Bernabeu last month, while PSG must do without Neymar due to the Brazilian superstar's broken metatarsal.
While Neymar joined for a world-record €222million in August, his compatriot Alves made the move to Parc des Princes on a free transfer after securing his release from Juventus.
It means the 34-year-old was not around when Neymar inspired Barcelona to a 6-5 aggregate win over PSG at this stage of the Champions League last season, despite losing 4-0 in Paris.
Progressing through such ties is a must, according to Alves, if PSG are to prove vast Qatari investment has produced a team of genuine substance.
"What are PSG missing? Matches like this to show that Paris is not all about money," the former Barca favourite said at a pre-match news conference.
"I came here because I am a competitor – it's in my blood. And being part of the history of the club isn't something you can buy.
PSG must prove we are more than just money - Alves' rallying cry
Sporting News | Mar 5