Brazilian right-back Dani Alves criticised Spanish giants Barcelona after his acrimonious exit from the club and said that he joined Juventus to prove them wrong.
He left the Blaugrana on a free transfer in the summer of 2016 and starred in his solitary season with Bianconeri, winning an Italian domestic double and reaching the 2017 Champions League Final, which Juve lost 4-1 to Real Madrid.
“I would have remained there for life but it seemed disrespectful to me that they wanted to throw me out the back door,” Alves told RAC1.
“If they had treated me as I deserved, I would have stayed. I refused a lot of money from a big club like Real to stay at Barca, I didn’t want to be left out but I wanted to leave when I wanted.
“At Juve, I went to show Barcelona that I was still a top level player, that I had the attributes to say the Camp Nou was my home and that’s what I told them.
“They didn’t have the balls to admit they were wrong.”