Former Barcelona right-back, Dani Alves, has opened up on why he left the Camp Nou in 2016 to join Italian champions, Juventus.
Speaking in a Question and Answer session with his 31.7million followers on Instagram, Alves said he left the Catalans because he had a lack of faith in the club’s hierarchy, adding that ‘they called him crazy’ but he ended up being “a good crazy”.
The 37-year-old Brazillian, who currently plays for Sao Paulo, said after joining Juventus in 2016, he felt that Barcelona’s chiefs had not been open about the fact that they wanted to sell him after spending eight years at the club.
Alves six La Liga titles and three Champions League in almost 400 appearances during his time at Barcelona.
“I did not believe in the leaders who were in charge in that moment,” Alves said.
“Later, it was proven that I was right. As I was the first person who said it, they called me crazy, but, as always…I am a good crazy!’
Meanwhile, Barcelona’s hierarchy has been criticised recently for lack of investment in a squad that has not won the Champions League since 2015 and has seen some important players, most recently Luis Suarez, leave the club for rivals Atletico Madrid.
Suarez’s departure from Barcelona angered Captain Lionel Messi and partly led the Argentine to sensationally hand in a transfer request after a summer in which the Catalan club was disgraced 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season.
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