When Alexis scored twice against Bournemouth last month, there were two individuals he couldn’t wait to go home to after the match: his dogs, Atom and Humber.
The golden retrievers have become a big part of Alexis’ life since he was playing for Barcelona, and the Chile forward has revealed why they are so important in helping him relax off the pitch.
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“My dogs are very special for me,” he told Arsenal Player. “I appreciate their positive energy, especially after I have played a football game. Sharing my time with them makes me feel relaxed. I talk to them even though they have no clue about what I say!
“They are great friends,” Alexis added. “They have been together since they were very young and they get on with each other really well. I have their names written in my football boots. Atom's name is in the right one and Humber's is in the left shoe.
“Whenever we play away I leave Atom and Humber with my friends. I miss them a lot because they give me a lot of positive vibrations. They look at me with shiny eyes when I wake up every morning, I just love the fact they want to play with me all the time.”
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