Dani Alves hits back at Cristiano Ronaldo on twitter
This was not the first instance where Alves and Ronaldo have been locked in a war of words
Barcelona right-back Daniel Alves has hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo over comments made by the Real Madrid superstar regarding the former. The Brazilian was responding to Ronaldo’s jibe towards him when he was talking to the media after Real Madrid’s 5-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon in La Liga in the weekend
It all started out like this. The Ballon d’Or fever was on with Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar being the three contenders for the award. Messi eventually took the gong home having received the maximum number of votes. Ronaldo came second and Neymar was voted a distant third.
However, Dani Alves had challenged this saying that his teammate Neymar deserved to have come in at second place in the Ballon d’Or standings.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo was not amused with the comments Dani Alves had made earlier. To this the Portuguese replied, "I prefer not to give anyone free publicity. I have never spoken about him in my interviews. If I want to talk badly about a fellow professional, I will speak with him, not in the media to promote myself. Everyone talks about Cris, then it comes out on the front of the newspaper."
Though Ronaldo’s statement does seem true to some extent it looks like the Brazilian full-back has taken his comments as a personal affront. This time around Alves has not resorted to words in order to retaliate. He has rather used a picture as sometimes pictures speak more than words.
Alves posted a picture of him along with the trophies that he and his club has received over the years, probably meaning to say that he doesn't really need to talk about the Madrid superstar to appear on the front page, that he has his accolades to back him.
"Buenos días" pic.twitter.com/onrczT0xRY— Daniel Alves (@DaniAlvesD2) January 18, 2016
Alves made a switch to Barcelona from Sevilla in the year 2008, the same year Pep Guardiola took charge of the Blaugrana and has met with success ever since. The right-back has been consistent with his performances, holding his regular place in the first team. He has made his name as one of the most prolific full backs in the world of football.
Dani Alves has nine European medals, which is just one short of the number of medals that the legendary Italian and AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini has in his trophy cabinet.
The Brazilian is a constant fixture in Luis Enrique’s Barcelona juggernaut and the 32-year-old is contracted to stay at the Nou Camp at least until the summer of 2017.