Barcelona's Dani Alves: We didn't compete with Milan
Barcelona defender Dani Alves has admitted that his side failed to compete during their 2-0 Champions League defeat to AC Milan on Wednesday night.
The Spanish giants were downed by second-half goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Alves praised the performance of the Serie A side but also urged his Barça teammates to improve if they are to reach the quarter-finals.
He told the club's official website: "We have to be better competitors. We didn't play a good game, we didn't create goalscoring chances and that's what you have to do to win.
"It's not that we played terribly after the first goal. We didn't play well in general and that's largely due to how well our rival played. We have to improve.
"This is a difficult result. We have to fight back, go for the [return] game and work hard."
The return leg is scheduled to take place on March 12 at the Nou Camp.
Source: Sports Mole