Alex Sandro: I feel guilty spending 300 or 400 euros in one night
Serie A Juventus defender remains humble
Juventus full-back Alex Sandro has spoken of his feeling of guilt for the amount of money he sometimes spends due to his modest beginnings.
Featuring 21 times for Brazil and winning 17 titles in his career already, the 28-year-old has been a huge success for the Old Lady.
Yet while he has won many trophies, the difficulties of his past have maintained his humility.
“When I entered the youth team of Atltico Paranaense at 15 years, I earned 90 euros per month,” he told Brazilian journalist Raiam Santos.
“My first great achievement in football was when I earned 300 dollars (around 270 euros) and I gave it to my parents for the expenses of the house.
“I could have bought something, but I wanted to help my family,” said Sandro.
Despite 159 games for Juventus and four Serie A titles, the defender feels guilty for his lifestyle in comparison to those in his native land.
“Many times I go out with my family and spend 300 or 400 euros.
“Then, I think about how many Brazilian Reals that equals to and I feel guilty for having spent that money in just one night,” added the left-back.
After featuring for his national side against Peru, Sandro will set his mind next on a tricky away tie against Fiorentina.