Captain of Brazil national team, Dani Alves has shared a tribute to Lionel Messi after his country defeated Argentina 2-0 in the semi-final of the 2019 COPA America tournament.
The match saw Messi denied a chance to win a trophy for his country Argentina. However, Dani Alves who was former teammates with him at Barcelona expressed gratitude to the Argentine for being part of his life.
He shared on Instagram:
“Football is often about winning, often about losing, however, will never cease to exist the affection, respect, admiration and connection with those who helped you put food in my house.
“There will never be any more gratitude to those who helped you put your name in the history of football.
”The greatness of people is measured not only by what they represent in their countries or the feelings they arouse with their profession.
”Often, it’s about what’s behind it all.
”Thank you for being part of my life and it is always a great honour to have you close to my brother again, even if we are separated by a shirt, we are connected by our essences! My respect!”