Alves: ‘Nothing changed’ with Tito

Defender Dani Alves has admitted Barcelona's players were concerned about what changes new boss Tito Vilanova would make.

Former assistant Coach Vilanova stepped up to replace his good friend Pep Guardiola in the summer, and has a 100 per cent record so far in the six matches he has presided over in La Liga and the Champions League.

“Guardiola has left us in good hands, with the reassurance that our project and football philosophy would remain the same,” the former Sevilla fullback told RAC1.

“We were concerned that Tito might come with another philosophy, but nothing has changed.”

Alves played down both both the argument between Lionel Messi and David Villa in last weekend's win over Granada and the eight point lead the Blaugrana already have over Real Madrid.

“We shouldn't talk about the eight points. It is clear that all points are important but for now the classification is irrelevant.”

The Brazilian international is happy at Camp Nou for now, but does not want to end his career there.

“I would be a hypocrite if I said otherwise. I want to retire at [Brazilian club] Bahia, where I started, but first I want to extend my career for as long as possible.”

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