Jordi Alba claims Barcelona would have handled Iker Casillas’ departure “differently” in a thinly-veiled dig at Real Madrid.
The goalkeeper ended a 25-year association with Los Blancos earlier in the week as he joined Porto, but the manner of his exit came under scrutiny, with no club members present at his farewell Press conference, in which he broke down in tears.
“[Casillas] deserves all the respect in the world and is admired by everyone,” the left-back said at a football camp in Catalonia on Friday.
“Maybe [Madrid did his leaving ceremony the way they did] because they didn’t win anything last season, while we won everything with Xavi [Hernandez].
“I don’t know [why Madrid handled Casillas’ exit that way], but I think Barcelona would have done things differently.”