Monday June 22 2015
Alba: I wouldn’t join Madrid

Jordi Alba has responded to the Sergio Ramos-Barcelona controversy by claiming “I wouldn’t sign for Real Madrid”.

Barca presidential candidate Jordi Majo revealed last week that he had been offered the defender, only for his camp to quickly rubbish the speculation, and the left-back admits he can understand his rival’s stance.

“I wouldn’t sign for Real Madrid,” he said at the opening of the Hospitalet Centre stadium.

Tuesday June 2 2015
Barca to renew Alba to 2020

Barcelona will sign Jordi Alba to a new long-term deal, tying the left-back down until 2020, the club has confirmed.

Sport reports Barca have revealed Alba will in the coming days complete his new contract, which will have a buyout clause of €150m.

Alba’s previous deal was due to expire in 2017 and he has been at Camp Nou since a 2012 move from Valencia.

Friday May 29 2015
‘No treble not a failure, but...’

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has insisted that failing to win the treble this season would not constitute a failure but admits it would be “a big shame”.

La Blaugrana were crowned La Liga champions last weekend and can still triumph on all fronts trophies in 2015-16 as they will face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday and then travel to Berlin for the Champions League final against Juventus.

“[Not winning the treble would be] a failure, no. We’re having a very good season,” he said at a Press conference.

Sunday May 17 2015
Alba hails ‘best atmosphere’

Jordi Alba has revealed Barcelona has never been a happier place to be after the League title was won under Luis Enrique.

The left-back spoke to Barca TV after the win over Atletico Madrid that sealed the club’s 23rd domestic crown.

“They gave us up for dead and we have had a magnificent season. I am very happy. The atmosphere is the best I remember in my career,” he said, AS reports.

Sunday April 26 2015
Mateu apologises to Espanyol players?

Antonio Mateu Lahoz reportedly apologised to members of the Espanyol squad after Saturday’s heated Catalan derby with Barcelona.

The Derbi Barceloni was won 2-0 by the table-toppers, but the match was overshadowed by Mateu Lahoz’s decision to send off Jordi Alba for two bookable counts of dissent in quick succession.

According to Cadena COPE, the referee approached a group of Espanyol players in the tunnel after the final whistle and apologised for allowing Lionel Messi’s second goal to stand.

Sunday April 26 2015
Alba: I didn’t disrespect Mateu

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has insisted that he did not disrespect referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz prior to his red card against Espanyol on Saturday.

Alba was given his marching orders on 54 minutes in bizarre fashion as he was booked for kicking the ball away in response to Mateu Lahoz’s decision to award a goal kick, before being shown a second yellow for continuing his protests moments later.

“The first card was for protesting. It’s true that I didn’t see it was a goal kick, I thought it was a corner,” he said after the game.

Saturday April 25 2015
Enrique: Vamos Celta!

Luis Enrique is hoping that his former club Celta Vigo do Barcelona a favour when they host Real Madrid on Sunday.

La Blaugrana did their bit as they defeated Espanyol 2-1 in Saturday’s Catalan derby, leaving them two points clear atop La Liga with just five games remaining.

Reflecting on his side’s performance at Cornella El-Prat, the Coach said: “Despite the red card, we were very good. We gave few chances to Espanyol.

Saturday April 25 2015
Busquets slams Espanyol-Barca ref

Sergio Busquets accused referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz of seeking cheap heroism following Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Espanyol on Saturday.

Mateu Lahoz showed Jordi Alba two straight yellow cards for protesting at a decision to award Los Periquitos a goal kick in the 54th minute of the Catalan derby, but the midfielder believes the official deliberately chose to be the centre of attention.

“[Seeing the title out] will be difficult because we have tough opponents like Real Madrid on our trail,” he said after the match.

Saturday April 25 2015
Iniesta: Job done for Barca

Andres Iniesta praised his Barcelona teammates for getting the job done in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat.

Goals from Neymar and Lionel Messi in the Catalan derby were enough to keep La Blaugrana two points clear atop La Liga, despite Jordi Alba’s red card, while the midfielder was substituted to widespread acclaim from both sets of fans.

“There’s a connection between myself and the fans. I appreciate their applause,” he said after the game.

Thursday April 16 2015
Jordi Alba lauds Suarez

Jordi Alba says that Luis Suarez’s signing by Barcelona from Liverpool at the start of this season has been great for the club.

The Uruguayan was on target twice in Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League quarter-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain and Alba praised his contribution.

“Luis Suarez is not only great in attack but he also works really hard. He’s been a great signing for us,” he told Onda Cero.

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