Alves: ‘Last year was an accident’

Dani Alves has dismissed last year’s second place League finish and Champions League semi-final exit for Barcelona as an accident.

The club returned to League action today for 2012-13 with a strong showing against Real Sociedad, with the Brazilian keen to point out its significance.

“This club is the same as before. Here, nothing has changed. Only Guardiola is not here,” he suggested post-match.

“The team knows what to do and will try to follow the line that gave us the titles. It is important to start well so that our opponents know we are there and that last year was an accident.

“It’s a nice challenge to improve. We want people to enjoy us again.”

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