28.06.2016 11:17 - in: Events S

    Dani Alves: “Here to make history”

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    The Brazilian outlines his desire to inspire Juventus to European glory: “The club has a great dream that I want to help make a reality”

    Dani Alves says he is relishing the challenge of taking Juventus to the next level after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Bianconeri.

    The 33-year-old is no stranger to success following a trophy-laden eight years with Barcelona and, after winning the Champions League on three separate occasions in Catalonia, claims he is excited about the opportunity of replicating Juventus’ domestic achievements in Europe’s premier club competition.

    Speaking to the media at Juventus Stadium’s press suite on Tuesday morning, the Brazilian impressed all in attendance with his single-mindedness and ambition, stating that at this stage of his career, another exciting challenge with a similarly illustrious club represented the perfect fit for his personal and professional requirements.

    Here is a selection of his quotes:

    “Honoured to be here”

    “It’s a real honour to be here. I chose Juventus because the club has a great dream that I want to help make a reality. I know Juve have not won the Champions League for a long time and they want to combine their great domestic success with a European crown.”

    “Juve the club for me”

    “I like teams that have history behind them and I want to become part of this. It will be an interesting experience for me to live in another country and sample another type of football, and that’s why I chose to embark on this adventure.”

    “Made to feel wanted”

    “One of the most remarkable things about Juventus is the detail with which they study the players they’re pursuing. These players don’t just have to possess important individual qualities, but also qualities that make an important contribution to the team itself. There was plenty of interest from other teams, but the fact that Juventus moved for me demonstrates their belief that I’m up to the task.”

    “23, my tribute to LeBron James”

    “I’ve picked the number 23 shirt. LeBron James is someone I admire for the way he constantly reinvents himself and never rests on his laurels, always aiming for new challenges and triumphs. After leaving Miami, where he was enjoying a good career, he’s come back with a bang and reinvented himself. It’s a decision that brought about my choice to move to a new country, meet new team-mates and experience another type of football.”

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