Dani Alves and the “slipper” story he wore by introducing him to Barcelona in 2008 and 2021
Brazilian Dani Alves returned to the “Camp Nou” stadium after making a sudden return to Barcelona under the leadership of new coach Xavi, and was officially presented to the Barca fans yesterday, Wednesday.
The 38-year-old returned to Barcelona; Where he achieved tremendous success in his first period, and was the first signing of Josep Guardiola, the former coach of the Catalan team.
Now, Xavi hopes that Alves’ arrival will herald a new era of success, but the winger is not feeling any pressure.
Alves unveiled a velvet jacket, and was wearing “slippers” (slippers), repeating the style he wore when the curtain was first unveiled in 2008.
The Brazilian then took to the field barefoot and picked a few strings of Barcelona grass and tattooed them in front of the cameras.
“It smells like Camp Nou, it smells like titles. It smells like cups,” he said.
In front of the cameras, Alves explained why he wore “slippers” on such an important day.
“I wear flip flops because some things can change but others don’t,” he said.
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Alves, who wore a full suit during his presentation, signed a contract until the end of the current season and appeared at the Camp Nou with club president Joan Laporta before speaking to thousands of fans.
“I’m more handsome than when I left. Again I’m here. If you remember the last time I held that mic, that means I don’t know when my dream will end. But I’m here again, and I’m still dreaming. You make me feel special, as one,” Alves said. From you. This is something that will never change. Long live Barcelona, long live Catalonia.”
Alves played for Barcelona between 2008 and 2016, winning the League 6 times, the Champions League 3 times, and the Club World Cup, among other achievements.
The Brazilian player will wear the number 8 shirt in his second spell with the Catalan club, and said he wanted to honor two of the club’s legends who wore the same number.
“Everyone should honor the greats while they are alive, so I will wear the number 8 shirt to show my appreciation for Andres Iniesta and Hristo Stoichkov.”
Alves, who passed his medical this week, has an option to extend his contract for another season. He cannot play until next January, but he has started training with his teammates.
Barcelona is ninth in the league with 17 points.