The secret to Dani Alves’ longevity

In an interview with FourFourTwo, Barcelona right-back Dani Alves discussed the key to playing at the highest level at 38.

You turn 39 in May, but don’t appear to be slowing down. What’s your secret?

“Happiness. I’m eager to learn more and become a better footballer every day. I don’t think about my age, I just feel well and healthy to enjoy life and play the game. I’m already used to surprising some critics who thought I was finished; I’m sure that many people thought I’d have a comedown in my career after leaving Sao Paulo. Not really, though, right? [Laughs] I’m back at Barcelona and delighted to wear this shirt once again.”

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