Jordi Alba in a party with the Barça


Jordi Alba is honest about his new role at Barça and the duo with Leo Messi

Published:14/02/2023 - 08:36h

Updated:14/02/2023 - 08:36h

Barça's left-back, Jordi Alba, has offered a few words in an interview about his new role within the club, the old partnership with Messi and the European failures

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Jordi Alba, historical defender of the FC Barcelona, has appeared in front of the microphones of 'Universe Valdano' to speak of the actuality of the club and of his present inside the staff. The Barcelona side stood out his new role inside the team, the relation that was supported by Lionel Messi, the growth of Alejandro Balde and the failures in League of Champions.

It began his intervention doing emphasis in his path like culé and his paper nowadays under the orders of Xavi Hernández. "I have gone through moments very difficult, but the adversities that have found me on the way have done me mature a lot. It is not easy to be in a club like the Barcelona and be to high level during eleven seasons. With the years see the things of another way. I am not having the minutes that would like me, but am doing my work and have another role with the mates. I seat me well, shot of pride, to have the head furnished and clean. I know what am like player, what have given and what can give. I seat me with strength, when you seat you well mentally and physically, everything is easier. I am better player now that ten years ago", aimed.

On the same line, it cleared that it feels to taste like mentor inside the bench. "It is a very beautiful responsibility, am of the house, carry a lot of years in the club and is a pride represent to this team. It likes me this role, the one to help to the more youngsters, advise them, that have the feet in the floor and that enjoy to be in a club like the Barcelona. When they have helped you, it is easier to help to the other", affirmed Alba.

To his time, elogió to the more youngsters of the team that nowadays are being protagonists, as Alejandro Balde, Gavi and Pedri. "When Balde wine to the selection advised him of the best possible way because the positioning of the sides was different to the of the Barça. It is very good boy, has big margin of improvement and a lot of future by in front. They are players very young, but with a spectacular talent and a personality out of series. Gavi Is pure 'harp', goes with everything, technically is very good, in some things is resembled me. Pedri Is the one who more has resembled Iniesta, in the gestures, in this change of rhythm... It has jointed a spectacular generation, also Arnau Tenas, Ronald Araújo, Eric Garcia, Balde, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres...", it ensured the canterano.

Messi and the Champions

Near to finalise, spoke of his association with Messi when it was part of the plantel. "We understood us to perfection, it put it to me just in the timely moment. Every time it was more difficult because all the rivals already knew us, but he went in of second line and in occasions found to other mates more desmarcados. We did a very good pair. With him all was easier... Almost all my assistances are to him, remember that the first was in The Sadar. In every aspect of game is the best. All the lovers of the football wanted that Leo won the World-wide, by all what has suffered, by all what has given to the football and because it always has wanted this glass", said.

Finally, it commented on the eliminations in League of Champions and of the crossing of Europe League in front of the Manchester United. "They were moments of a lot of difficulty, days very bad to personal level, but it is necessary to know raise of these moments to return to the good. We know how of difficult will be to play in Old Trafford having an eliminatory against the United, as of Champions, beautiful and complicated", concluded.

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