Brazilian right-back Dani Alves and Argentina forward Lionel Messi were best friends and partners during their Barcelona days. They managed to win almost everything. Many titles have been won during their time. Dani Alves has suggested that Lionel Messi could be the reason why he extended his career for another 11 years.
Lionel Messi and Dani Alves combined, Barcelona’s right wing was quite dangerous for the opponents. The Argentina – Brazil duo understood each other well and that partnership was an important part of the Barcelona during their golden era. Messi currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Alves for Pumas, but 39 year-old Dani Alves wants to extend his career for a few more years thanks to some actions taken by his former teammate.
Dani Alves is considered one of the best right backs in history. He has won a total of 43 titles in his career till 2022. Lionel Messi is right behind him with 41 titles. Here’s what Dani Alves has to say about his retirement plan and Messi’s success in his career. “Retirement? I don’t like to think about the future because it’s always unknown. I let life take me. If Messi passes me in titles. I’m going to play until I’m 50,” Alves said in an interview with Hugo Sanchez for Star+.
Dani Alves signed with Pumas UNAM because he saw an opportunity to win titles with the Mexican team. Unfortunately, the team is unlikely to win any titles in the current situation. Dani Alves, 39 years old, is not thinking of retiring anytime soon. The 35-year-old Messi is only two titles short of the Brazilian. So there is a big possibility for Messi to surpass Dani Alves’s record number of titles.
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