Brazilian defender, Dani Alves has revealed why he returned to Barcelona following Xavi Hernandez appointment as manager.
The La Liga side which signed Alves on a 18-month deal on Wednesday unveiled him in front of 10,000 fans at Camp Nou.
Alves had dumped Barcelona for Juventus five years ago.
The 38-year-old while speaking at his unveiling said he re-joined Barcelona because he promised himself that he would return to Camp Nou.
He said, “The locker room right now is a lot better than I am here.
“They are very young players, with a lot of ambition and some of us that have already run a few more miles than them, we need to put our strengths together to transform Barca again.
“And I insist that we can only do this together. Alone, we can’t do anything. I am sure if we unite our forces together and if we are positive. Great things can only be achieved through hard work and positivity.
“It’s like the slogan of this club: it is more than a club because we are all Barca and Barca is all of us. So thank you so much.
“I’m clear that I want to play the 2022 World Cup and anything can happen here. There are special things in this club and in this city.
“I am back five years after I left and you have to value the chance to return to Barca. Words fail me.
“It is a special day for me. I have won a war because I promised myself that I would return.”
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