Daniel Alves turns 39 today in full uncertainty about his sporting future. The Brazilian player rejoined Barcelona in this winter market after being left without a team. The Blaugrana team, given the lack of players who could play the role of right-back, opted to recover a footballer who He did not have a team after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with Brazil and he was looking for minutes to be able to fulfill his dream of playing a World Cup again.
His contract was adapted to the sad economic reality of Barcelona and it was subject to a renewal at the end of the season which, today, is unknown.
Xavi values his performance and praises that despite his age he has always given his best on the pitch while acting as the leader of a locker room that is just with a winning character. Despite these praises, the coach left the Brazilian out of the list to play in the Europa League, something that upset Alves, but he took it with experience. In a recent interview with Mundo Deportivo, he acknowledged that this decision “hurt him, but I accepted it because I’m 38 years old, if he does it to me when I’m 25 we’ll end up in fistfights.”
Beyond the fact that Daniel Alves is not, by any means, the player he was in his last stage at Barcelona, it cannot be denied that his presence in the team has helped Barcelona make the leap from ninth place to the current second. In fact, with the starter, Barcelona has not lost any game. It may be a coincidence, but the data is there.
What is also indisputable is that the Brazilian has an enviable track record. He is the soccer player with the most titles conquered. Between Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus and PSG he has won 36 titles while with the Brazilian team (where he is the third player with the most caps) he has won six more.
Still hungry to continue playing, Alves has four games left to convince Xavi to continue. Qatar’s goal is close.