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It’s Hard For Me To Go Back To Camp Nou Wearing White – Alves

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Brazilian defender,Dani Alves has expressed that retuning to Barcelona wearing white jersey is hard for him.

Alves who spent six month in Barcelona for his second returning is now playing for Mexican club, Pumas.

Punma, however, will be facing Barcelona in Joan Gamper cup friendly at the Camp Nou Spotify.

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The Brazilian is looking forward to saying goodbye to the fans after he left the club last summer, not knowing if he would return or not.

Dani Alves during his official presentation as Pumas player

Dani Alves during his official presentation as Pumas player

The defender visited the club’s training ground on Friday with his new teammates and spoke to SPORT among other outlets.

Speaking with journalists about his exit from Barcelona, Alves said “I am not hurt, I am eternally grateful to Xavi and Laporta and the club for letting me live these six months,” said Alves.

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“I know that it was very hard to come back and it was thanks to them. It was a nice situation that was priceless. I knew the moment the club was going through, I came to help, but I also knew I had a six-month contract, not a five-year deal.

“The only thing I would have liked was that they told me earlier so I could say goodbye properly. The last game I could not do it as I did not know if I was staying or not.

Dani Alves after his first match with Pumas

Dani Alves after his first match with his new Mexican club, Pumas

“Luckily football has given me this chance to say goodbye to my people. Once you are a Cule, you are forever! Not in the best scripts could they have written that i would be back so soon but football is beautiful and takes care of people who respect it.

“It’s strange to be back in a shirt that’s not Barcelona’s and it will be a special game for me. The only thing I’m not happy about is returning to Camp Nou in a white shirt! That’s hard for me.”

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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