Dani Alves accuses Manchester City boss Pellegrini of trying to discredit Barcelona win
Following last week’s Champions League defeat, the Manchester City manager hit out at Jonas Eriksson's decision to send off Martin Demichelis.
The Argentine was sent off for a foul on Lionel Messi when his compatriot was in a good position to score. Messi converted the subsequent penalty.
Manuel Pellegrini claimed that a foul on Jesus Navas had not been given in the build-up and that Demichelis’ foul actually took place outside of the box.
Dani Alves, however, feels Manuel Pellegrini’s complaints regarding Martin Demichelis' red card against Barcelona is an attempt to deflect criticism away from Manchester City and to devalue the performance of the Catalan side.
"There are a lot of people who can talk about that, all we try to do is do our job, produce big performances, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose," he told Canal+.
"But people always talk about the referee when Barca win, it's their way of trying to take credit away from us."
The Brazilian scored late on to complete the 2-0 scoreline and Alves felt Barcelona fully deserved the victory, highlighting the quality of the club performance both in defence and attack.
He added: "We were very good defensively, we always have a big chance of winning when we don't concede goals and we managed to keep a clean sheet while playing really nice football."