Dani Alves has revealed that he hopes to make the 2022 World Cup squad as he seeks his last shot at a chance to win the elusive title. The former Barcelona defender is regarded by many as one of the greatest right-backs in the sport.
He has become an integral part of the first team this season and has stepped up in recent weeks after the injury crises that affected the club. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the flamboyant Brazilian and has used the player as an inverted midfielder in some games.
Despite this position change the defender still possesses the stamina to play the right-back position when required. In a recent interview, Alves revealed that he was going to try his best to make the Brazil squad for the 2022 World Cup. By then the defender would be 38 which would be a remarkable age o be playing for a talented national team like Brazil.
Alves missed the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to a knee injury suffered in the French Cup final. The defender was missed as Brazil limped out of the tournament in a 2-1 defeat to Belgium.
Despite six months out on the sidelines, the Brazilian has regained form with Brazil coach Tite calling the player up for the upcoming friendlies in March.
Alves still has a lot to play for this season as PSG are one step from the Quarterfinal after defeating Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League tie. The French club next host United on Wednesday in the second leg in of the Champions League tie.