Barcelona's Dani Alves: Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho sells newspapers but we do our talking on the pitch

The Brazil international played down the Portuguese's provocation with regard to the strength of the Blaugrana's Champions League opponents.
Barcelona fullback Dani Alves says he expected comments from Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho over the Catalans' Champions League opponents in Group H because the Portuguese always likes to be in the spotlight.

On Monday, Mourinho said he had to look on the Internet to learn about the teams Barcelona was playing in Europe - a suggestion Pep Guardiola's men were up against the continental competition's weaker and lesser-known sides.

He was referring to Czech opponent Viktoria Plzen, which Barcelona beat 2-0 at Camp Nou on Wednesday night, and BATE Borisov, which lost 5-0 to Guardiola's side earlier in the competition.

However, Alves claims he and his teammates have come to expect such comments from Mourinho.

"We know what he is like. He is always trying to take merit away from others," he told Spanish media, as reported by Spain. "We will just get on with our work and don't want to get involved with any of that. We're inferior in that respect and we like to do our talking where we do it best - on the pitch.

"Journalists love it because it sells a lot of newspapers, but we are focused on performing on the pitch."

Barcelona's win on Wednesday, courtesy of goals from Andres Iniesta and David Villa, helped the club stay top of Group H alongside AC Milan.

The Spanish and European champion is in action next when it plays Sevilla on Saturday in La Liga.

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