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Dani Alves: I always had a ‘very, very, very, very weird connection’ with Lionel Messi

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The Brazilian has recalled his time at Barcelona

Barcelona v Sevilla FC - UEFA Super Cup Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Dani Alves has been talking about his time at Barcelona and specifically his relationship with Lionel Messi.

The Brazilian enjoyed a brilliant understanding with the Argentine and has only recently seen his record for assists to Messi surpassed by Luis Suarez.

Alves explained what it was like to play with the GOAT and how the two players hit it off right from the very start.

”It was very strange because from the time I arrived at Barcelona, from the first day, we had this very, very, very, very weird connection - I mean that in a positive way. I remember the first game we played together as if it was today. We were doing one-twos all the time, we understood each other with no more than a little look. We knew exactly where the other one was.

”It was surprising for me because I came from Sevilla, from a totally different style of football to Barcelona. In that moment, that connection with Leo, it was like setting off fireworks. I said to myself, ‘Wow, I’m going to play here for a club which defends what the word football really means’.”

Source | Sky Sports

Alves enjoyed a phenomenally successful career at Barca, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues in his eight years at the club.