Alex Smith: 'Super Bowl season is bittersweet'

Smith: 'Super Bowl season is bittersweet'
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Alex Smith admits that he wishes that he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Alex Smith has admitted that the San Francisco 49ers' appearance in this season's Super Bowl will be a bittersweet one.

The quarterback lost his place in the starting lineup for the 49ers midway through the season, after Colin Kaepernick impressed while Smith recovered from a concussion.

The 28-year-old told Bay Area News: "I would be lying if I said it wasn't a little bittersweet. Yeah, I want to be out there. It's what you work for coming into the season. That was the mind-set. That was the goal for me.

"It's the nature of sports. He got an opportunity, stepped up and made the most of it. That's the deal.

"That's how I got my start in college. It was no different. The guy in front of me got hurt. That's how I got my first start. It's just the nature of team sports."

Smith is expected to leave San Francisco during the off-season in search of a starting place at another team.

The 49ers will face the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on February 3.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith on November 19, 2012
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