Barcelona don't need a Plan B, claims Alves

The Blaugrana defender is adamant his side do not need to adjust their style of football when facing weaker opposition after reflecting on their Champions League loss to Celtic
Dani Alves has insisted that Barcelona do not need to take a different approach against defensive sides like Celtic.

The Catalans suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to the Scots in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, which was followed by scrutiny regarding their style of play, but the right-back believes there is no need to devise a 'Plan B'.

"Whenever we fail to win, the debate starts about whether we need a Plan B, but that makes no sense here, because we have our philosophy and our way of playing the game," the 29-year-old told reporters. "The solution is making sure Plan A works better!"

Alves then gave his thoughts about the goals conceded by Barca in recent matches, adding: "Teams weren’t scoring against us before – it was us who were scoring.

"But despite the goals we’ve conceded, we are taking the points. Of course we want to win and keep clean sheets – it hurts to let one in."

Barcelona are currently preparing for their Liga clash with Mallorca on Sunday.