In an interview with SPORT, the Brazilian right-back Dani Alves confirmed his desire to return to FC Barcelona, and would not hesitate to join the club he knew between 2008 and 2016. A new challenge in a Barça under reconstruction could reopen the doors of Seleçao to him, with whom he would even like to play the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, especially after missing the 2018 edition in Russia due to an injury.
“You must have goals and dreams, because without dreams there is no life. When I built my career, I always set medium and short term goals for myself. Life offers you better opportunities than you imagine, like going to the Olympics and winning gold. I was preparing for anything that might happen to me. In my subconscious there is the thorn of not going to the 2018 World Cup and knowing that if you take care of yourself you can be competitive. Often, we stop playing not because of the physical side, but because we have been mentally destroyed. And that’s one of the strongest things in my mind: I decide when I start and I decide when I finish. And along the way, you have to experience it intensely, which I do. I know that if I have to compete in a team, that’s what will lead me to the World Cup ”, he told the Spanish sports daily. +