The Brazilian star already has two Champions League winners’ medals from his eight years with Barcelona. He switched to the Italian giants last summer after a glittering, trophy-laden career at the Nou Camp.
But the man who stands behind him tonight, 39-year-old Buffon, has never got his hands on the trophy. And that’s why the Italian legend sent Alves a text message when he arrived to play for Italy’s famous Old Lady.
Buffon said: “Yes, it’s true. I sent him a message saying, ‘I hope you can teach us how to do it’. He sent me one back and it said, ‘Yes, I will make you win the Champions League’.
"He has delivered the dream so far and he has been a revelation.”
Dani Alves promised Gianluigi Buffon he would help him lift the Champions League
Gianluigi Buffon has never got his hands on the trophy
And Alves is certainly not worried about facing Real Madrid, adding: “The only obsession I have is to win.
"With all due respect to Real, we are not afraid of them or the titles they have won.
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Juventus players train in Cardiff ahead of the Champions League final
“It’s like we’ve got a plate of food in front of us and we are hungry – we want it.”
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Alves revealed there’s another thing being dangled in front of them which could prove quite an incentive, adding with a grin: “The club president said we might find some Ferraris popping up somewhere.
“Now that motivates you. I’m just hoping the president is true to his word.”