Roberto D’Aversa works closely with Bruno Alves at Parma and is convinced that he and Cristiano Ronaldo share inside info on staying in shape.
Bruno Alves is 39-years-old and still playing top-flight football. Much of this can be put down to attention to detail similar to his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo has to his health and fitness.
While Ronaldo is a few years younger than Alves, Parma coach Roberto D’Aversa is adamant he and CR7 share information.
The former AC Milan midfielder turned coach insists its not just information. Speaking to Tuttosport D’Aversa says Alves is very meticulous in every detail.
“CR7 is the emblem of the champion who got to the top through work and I am intrigued by his story.”
“It also intrigues me because I often hear about it from Bruno Alves, one of his best friends.”
“Rather than reveal anecdotes, he follows the example.”
“Bruno is as obsessive as Ronaldo in body care and nutrition.”
“An example? If it is sunny, even if we are in December, Bruno goes down to his bare chest to get vitamin D.”
“At the end of training he drinks quail eggs, selecting them with great attention – he discards those that float and chooses only those that are full.”
“We are talking about an intact 39-year-old athlete.”
“In fact, when he arrived at Parma, I immediately said to Dr. Tindaro, our nutritionist, that it would be difficult to change Bruno’s habits.”
“Like Ronaldo, with whom he shares all these traits, he seems much younger than his age.”
Alves doesn’t look like he’s in bad shape for a 39-year-old.