Brazilian Dani Alves acknowledged, after certifying the pass of his team to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, that “it would be good” to face Spain in the end since, he acknowledged, it is, because of his “past”, “half Brazilian and half Spanish ».
«You already know of my weakness for Spain. With that I have already answered you. It would be good to face each other in the final; because of my past, because I am half Brazilian and half Spanish, “he said in the mixed zone after the 1-3 victory against Saudi Arabia.
«It supposes a feeling of fulfilling a dream. Every high-performance athlete would like to be here, in such an appetizing tournament where the best of all sports come together. Being here being able to represent my people, football, is a very great honor for me. We are going to try to defend the gold of Rio 2016 with honor, “he replied to EFE about his willingness to participate in the Olympic Games at 38 years old.
“The old rockers never die; they will always be there fighting. After all, I breathe this profession, I live it; has given me everything in life. My respect with this profession is to give back in the field everything I can do; everything I know and have learned in favor of my team and football. It is a very beautiful profession that must be respected, “he added.
Finally, he regretted being out of the Olympic environment: «It is a pity that we are not in the Villa. But I have friends from other sports, from all over the world there, I would like to be able to greet them. And to my friends from Brazil; one has just won the surfing medal and is like a brother to me. It’s a shame not to be there and I would like to be there to greet you all because you have my respect, “he concluded. EFE (HN)