Alves: Bayern defeat was outrageous

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has admitted that last season's Champions League loss to Bayern Munich was 'outrageous'.

The Blaugrana went down 7-0 to the German side in the semi-final of the competition, and the Brazil international has vowed that it will never happen again.

“There was no excuse for what happened,” he told Mundo Deportivo. “And we really want to show this season that it was an accident.

“No one can lose a semi-final 7-0 – it is outrageous for a team of our level.

“We were deservedly knocked out, but the good thing about football is that sometimes you get a second chance.”

Alves then commented on Tito Vilanova, new Coach Tata Martino and Neymar's arrival at Camp Nou.

“Tito was a good Coach for fives years. As assistant he had an important role.

“But I think he has made the right decision – life is always more important than your career.

“There are some new concepts [under Martino], but I can assure you that they are working.

“We are coming up with new strategies and becoming stronger as a team.

“I only heard about Neymar signing we he arrived.

“I wanted my friend to come here and enjoy his football, but he was the one who decided to come.”

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