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Dani Alves Avoids Stepping On Barcelona's Badge, His Influence Is Huge As Youngster Copies Him

Nasir Jabbar

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Dani Alves Avoids Stepping On Barcelona's Badge, His Influence Is Huge As Youngster Copies Him

Dani Alves refused to step on Barcelona's crest that was printed on the ground in a sign of great respect, with youngster Nico Gonzalez brilliantly following suit. 

​Alves is back with Barca after signing a deal until the end of the season.

The returning legend has an enormous amount of love and respect for the club having enjoyed a glittering eight-year spell between 2008 to 2016.

Image: PA
Image: PA

And he showed that by avoiding stepping on the Barca badge during an open training session at the Camp Nou.

The Brazilian made a conscious effort to walk around the crest and his influence is huge, with Gonzalez, 20, also doing the same. 

Barca fans loved Alves' gesture.

In response to a fan playing down his actions, one tweeted: "We also need players who respect and love the badge unconditionally."​

A second wrote: "The amount of respect Dani has for Barca on and off the pitch is unbelievable... I am sure he will give his 100% even at 38 and we already saw that vs Boca Juniors..."​​

A third added: "Dani set an example for them.. This is what leaders and experienced players should do."

Barca registered Alves this week, with the 38-year-old making his first appearance for the club in more than five years against Linares on Wednesday.

He made his second debut in the Copa del Rey as his side beat survived an upset, beating Linares 2-1.

Speaking after his starring role, he said: "It's such a special a gift to play for Barca again after so long.

"I have tried to enjoy and suffer with my teammates in order to win.​

"Today I had a role that was in between a full-back and a midfielder, filling spaces, it is a position that I dominate, having such quality players by my side makes things easier."

Featured Image Credit: via TikTok

Topics: Dani Alves, Football, Barcelona

Nasir Jabbar
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