Dani Alves has been a massive influencer at Juventus this season, as the former Barcelona right-back has helped his team to Serie A and Coppa Italia titles, as well as within a step away from Champions League glory through impressive performances, especially in the second half of the campaign.
The veteran was a victim of injuries early on in the season, and despite there being rumours of him returning back to La Liga, the player put his head down and focused on bringing out his best for a team that put faith in him at such a time and age in his career.
The Brazilian showed the world he’s still the best in the business, after his two-legged semi-final performance vs Monaco in the Champions League was filled with goals and assists, and it was a very fine example of why he was Barcelona’s number one right-back in the years gone by.
Alves earlier caught the attention of the media, as he revealed that apart from avenging four final losses in the tournament since 1996, the Juve side has further motivation to win the prize, as the club’s President has promised each player a ‘Red Riding Horse,’ which is the Italian reference to Ferrari.
“The only additional motivation is that the president [Andrea Agnelli] has promised us a Ferrari,” the defender told the reporters in pre-match press conference. “I hope the president will keep his word.”
The Prancing Horse is the symbol for the speed machine, which coincidentally also represents the club logo.
The player is looking to win his 35th major silverware in his glorious playing career, and with such added prizes to look forward to, it is fair to say his side will go all in for the decorated title.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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