Danilo had a difficult career period after leaving Porto in 2015, which lasted several years. The Brazilian was regarded as one of the best up-and-coming fullbacks in the world at the time, but he struggled to make an impression at Real Madrid.
After a disastrous two-year stint at Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, the 29-year-old joined Juventus in 2019 as part of the transaction that brought Joao Cancelo to the Premier League winners.
While his first season in Turin was not particularly successful, the right-back performed admirably last season under Andrea Pirlo's direction.
Danilo turned up some strong performances while being shuffled between defense and midfield, proving to be a valuable contributor to the team's cause.
The former Porto player is currently playing for the Brazilian national team in Copa America, and he has commented on his present good fortune.
” I can say that I am at the physical, technical, and mental peak of my career and this is reflected in my performances with both the Seleção and Juventus,” said the right-back according to ilBianconero.
“In the past in I was plagued by some physical problems. I missed two Copa America due to injury and also at the 2018 World Cup I had some problems. This time I definitely feel much more prepared than on other occasions to offer my contribution to the national team.
“I am happy and try to enjoy every moment. Every morning when I wake up I tell myself that it is a dream to be with the Seleção.
Danilo was questioned if he saw himself as one of the Brazilian locker room's leaders.
“It’s something that happens naturally. I accept the leadership role well and try to contribute so that there is a good understanding within the team, whilst helping the new players integrating with the national team.”