The Brazilian team won the gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Spain 2-1 in the final, thanks to the goal scored by attacker Malcom in extra time
Brazilian Dani Alves, Olympic champion with the men’s soccer team in Tokyo 2020, stated this Saturday that winning gold is a “indescribable moment” and a “unique feeling” in which “words are unnecessary”.
“It is an indescribable moment and now we have to enjoy what we sweat” to climb to the top of the podium, said the Sao Paulo player in statements to SporTV on the lawn of the Yokohama International Stadium.
Alves, who won the gold in his first participation in the Olympics at 38 years of age, claimed to be living one of those “incredible” moments in which “words are unnecessary.”
“We managed to make a dream come true thanks to great work and God,” he said.
“We knew that the fight was going to be very difficult, but that it was going to be worth it and it was,” he added.
The former Barcelona player, Seville, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, who has won more than 40 titles throughout his career, recalled that he came “a virgin” in terms of participation in the Olympics, which for him are “the greatest sporting event in the world.”
“It was worth all the effort and all the sacrifice. Many people vibrated with us and I would like to thank all of them because when the energy is good and pure it reaches us,” he said.
“Brazil is going through difficult times, but it is a nation of warriors and all the medalists that we are representing Brazil are warriors because we know the difficulties that exist to prepare,” he completed.
The Brazilian team won the gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Spain 2-1 in the final, thanks to the goal scored by attacker Malcom in extra time.
Canarinha took the lead through Matheus Cunha in the first half discount, but Mikel Oyarzabal equalized for La Roja in the 60th minute and took the game into extra time, where the former Barcelona footballer culminated a deadly counterattack.