Announced as a boost to Barcelona in November 2021, right-back Daniel Alves was finally able to make his official debut for the Catalan club. The 38-year-old Brazilian kicked off on Wednesday 05 his side’s 2-1 Copa del Rey victory over Linares, and celebrated the moment after the match.
“I am very happy, mother Movie spinning in my head. Returning to playing in official competitions with Barcelona is a very special gift and I look forward to enjoying it. I just want to play with my teammates, help them, and improve them. It’s a (King’s Cup) competition with many surprises, but it didn’t happen to us. “We knew it was difficult, but we were mentally strong,” Danny told Barcelona TV.
Daniel Alves arrived in Barcelona after the European summer transfer window closed and had to wait for the market to open again to be scored. Now a regular, the winger said his team knows how to struggle to beat a third-tier opponent for that fourth spot.
“They couldn’t let me make my debut. For me, it’s a special day to get back in the Barcelona shirt. You have to learn to compete and fight to the end. Only those who know how to suffer to increase cups.. Today we achieved it.”
And with Daniel Alves at their disposal, Barcelona will return to the pitch next Saturday, away from home, to face Granada, in the Spanish championship. After the La Liga duel, the Catalan team is committed to Real Madrid, in the Spanish Super Cup.