Collaboration with Global Humanitaria
Dani Alves, who attended the presentation of Global Humanitarias Solidarity Wristband, is collaborating with the NGO to improve health and child education in the municipality of Juazeiro, Brazil, where the player was born. Its a small town in Brazil, in much need, with humble people that have a heart bigger than the world, said Baras number 2.
At the event, the spot I also help, filmed by the footballer to encourage collaboration between the citizens and the initiative, made its premiere.
Dani Alves, at the event sponsored by Global Humanitaria to introduce the NGOs wristband, praised Josep Guardiola and the key role the manager plays in the teams success: He is the heart of this team, of the Club. We all know that without Guardiola we wouldnt be the great team that we are now, without him we wouldnt have won so many titles. For this reason, according to the player, one of the squads goals is to keep him here a long time.
Since Guardiola took charge of the Bara bench, the team has won 13 titles out of 16 played. The balance is spectacular, said Alves, we will never have so many quality players in the same team, with so much eagerness to make people happy, and with the ambition to keep on winning titles. Along these lines, the footballer called on his team to continue with the same hunger to make people enjoy the game. For the Brazilian, its an honour to be part of a Club like this, and that it’s difficult to adequately express the many joys of being part of the team.
Alves attributes to Guardiola the merit of returning football to the fans. Football turned into a sport where people didnt enjoy themselves, it was all about the result, and that isnt very attractive, it wasnt exciting. Pep has recuperated that. We compete to win, but he has reconciled that with good play and making people enjoy the game, he added.
Alves also talked about Mourinhos comments on Baras Club World Cup victory in Japan. Hes a person that plays his role, he devalues what other people win. The only thing that has value is what he wins. Thats his personality, and we respect it. Mine is different, however. To play these small games, as he says, you have to win the Champions League. We have done that and thats why we are happy. Envy is a bad thing. He added, we live in the moment, and we are the reigning world champions. The numbers are what they are, regardless of who that bothers.
Alves continued: We arent bothered by Madrid because we dont feel like we are inferior to them, and if you dont feel inferior to those that criticize you, it doesnt bother you … but I am bothered by their continual effort to discredit our accomplishments. Theres always a but, or a why. Thats the only thing I do not understand. But I understand that its an unwinnable war, we only try to compete well and make it difficult for others.
Lastly, when asked about how he felt about a hypothetical move by Neymar to the team, Alves said, hes more than invited in this house … if it were up to me I would have brought him already. Hes a player that would bring different qualities to the team, and I believe this is the best club for him to play his style of football.