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Friday October 5 2018
Luis Enrique on Jordi Alba exclusion: "It is not a personal decision"

Spain boss Luis Enrique insists the exclusion of players, such as Jordi Alba, is a ‘sporting decision’ and not a ‘personal one’.

La Roja’s 23-man squad was announced on Thursday ahead of the games against Wales and England, with the Barcelona full-back excluded for the second successive squad under the Coach.

“I do not discuss players who are not in the squad,” Enrique told reporters, as cited by Marca.

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Thursday October 4 2018
Jordi Alba: Lionel Messi eats at a different table

Jordi Alba has described how Lionel Messi ‘eats at a different table’ to any other player to illustrate his greatness for Barcelona.

Speaking after the Blaugrana’s 4-2 victory at Tottenham in Wednesday’s Champions League clash, the full-back spoke in glowing terms of Man of the Match Messi.

“He is the best player in the world, it is not a conversation,” Alba said, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.

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Sunday September 16 2018
Jordi Alba: Marc-Andre ter Stegen is world’s best

Jordi Alba declared Barcelona teammate Marc-Andre ter Stegen as ‘the best goalkeeper in the world’ after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Real Sociedad.

“The important thing is the three points,” said the left-back after his side’s trip to Anoeta.

“In the first half we weren’t at our usual level. They arrived at once, scored against us and locked themselves up, so we found it difficult.

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Monday September 3 2018
Jordi Alba admits Spain confusion

Jordi Alba has admitted he is ‘surprised’ by his exclusion from Luis Enrique’s first Spain squad and ‘does not know’ why he has been omitted.

The full-back scored in Barcelona’s 8-2 victory over Huesca on Sunday and has been a regular in Spain’s starting line-up over the past six years.

“Of course the decision surprises me, it is not something that I expected,” Alba is cited as saying by Marca.

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Sunday September 2 2018
Valverde: Huesca, Alba, Pique...

Ernesto Valverde warns Barcelona ‘must be careful’ against Huesca but will not comment on Jordi Alba’s Spain exclusion or Gerard Pique’s arrest.

Huesca travel to Camp Nou after a win and a draw in their opening two Liga matches, while Alba was absent from Luis Enrique’s first Spain squad and Pique was stopped earlier in the week for driving without points on his licence.

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Friday June 22 2018
Alba: I'd stay at Barca forever

Jordi Alba ‘would stay at Barcelona forever’ if it was up to him, despite speculation in the Spanish press regarding his future.

The Spain international is currently with his national team at the World Cup but that has not stopped the transfer rumour mill continuing.

The full-back has a contract at the Blaugrana until the summer of 2020 but has not yet been offered a new deal, which has led to murmurs of a possible departure.

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Wednesday June 20 2018
Spurs 'a possibility' for Jordi Alba

Tottenham have emerged as contenders to sign Barcelona defender Jordi Alba this summer, cites a report in Diario Sport.

The Spain international is currently with his national team at the World Cup but that has not stopped the transfer rumour mill continuing.

The full-back has a contract at the Blaugrana until the summer of 2020 but has not yet been offered a new deal, which has led to murmurs of a possible departure.

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Tuesday May 29 2018
Alba 'waiting 18 months' for Barca offer

The agent of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has criticised the club for leaving them waiting for 18 months on a contract extension.

The Spain international’s contract at the Camp Nou expires in June 2020 but the 29-year-old is said to have been waiting on the terms since December 2016.

“Raul Sanllehi (now at Arsenal) was still at the club when they told us not to worry, that they were going to call us to renew," agent Vicente Fores told Diario Sport, as cited by ESPN FC.

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Saturday February 17 2018
Alba: ‘Barca suffered for win’

Jordi Alba admits Barcelona had to ‘suffer a lot’ to run out 2-0 victors at Eibar this afternoon.

The left-back’s 88th minute goal secured the points for Ernesto Valverde’s team after Luis Suarez opened the scoring in the first-half.

Victory takes the Camp Nou side 10 points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga, but Alba acknowledged his side did not find life easy at Ipurua.

“Eibar are a very difficult team who know how to play and make it difficult for you,” the Spain international said.

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Tuesday January 16 2018
Alba apologises for gesture

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has apologised after being caught gesturing towards a Real Sociedad fan with his middle finger on Sunday.

The Blaugrana came from two goals down to record their first league victory at Anoeta in nine attempts but video replays caught the incident between the full-back and a fan of the home club.

“I was caught, no?” Alba queried to reporters when questioned if he had made the gesture, as cited by ESPN.

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