In the press conference prior to the debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the historic right-back of the Brazil national team, Dani Alves, joked about the physical condition he maintains despite his 38 years, and used as a self-reference to the film “The Strange Case of Benjamin Button”. In it, the protagonist (Brad Pitt) is born old and, as the years go by, he becomes younger.
Dani Alves, in pre-premiere training in Yokohama. Photo: Lucas Figueiredo/Cbf/dpa.
Dani Alves’ analogy
“I’m like Benjamin Button. I’m going from plus to minus. Being here is very special to me. I hit the crossbar twice and the third time it happened. Grateful for the trust and work done throughout his career. I have a very young spirit. I hope to live up to not only the competition, but also my team.”
In the 2009 film, Pitt was born old and young.
“Regardless of the story you have, the first time is always special. We have the same experience for the most part, because we have never participated in such a big, gigantic event as this one.. As much as I have lived great and special things, the first time he has always had butterflies in his stomach, good, healthy nervousness.”
The one in São Paulo was taken at the airport. Photo: Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP.
The San Pablo right-back, who was not in consideration for the Copa Libertadores vs. Copa Libertadores knockout series. Racing will play in the Japanese capital its first Olympic Games. The other two seniors of the Brazilian national team are goalkeeper Santos (Athletico Paranaense) and Diego Carlos (Sevilla). Also on the list is Richarlison, who is 24 but, as the Games were postponed by a year, was able to be a part of it.
Dani Alves as stewardess
In addition to the excitement he showed in declaring, Dani Alves has already been very hooked on the Olympics since the plane got on his way to Tokyo. With the good vibes of always, the former Barcelona sent himself a very funny sketch in which he was a member of the cabin crew and went viral on the networks.
Dani Alves was one of the figures of the 2019 Copa America. Photo: Andre Melo Andrade/AM/dpa.
Brazil’s rivals at the Games
The Scratch will look to retain in Tokyo the crown won Rio 2016, by the hand of Neymar. To do this, in the group stage you will have to face this Thursday 22 to Germany, the 25 to Côte d’Ivoire and the 28 to Saudi Arabia. Will Dani get the title she lacks?