Sunday May 22 2016
‘Barca won’t stop winning trophies’

Jordi Alba believes Barcelona “won’t stop” winning trophies after their Copa del Rey triumph against Sevilla on Sunday confirmed successive doubles.

Alba scored the all-important goal in extra time at the Vicente Calderon to break the deadlock in Barca’s favour and lay the foundations for a 2-0 victory, and the left-back spoke of his relief at solving a “difficult” game, which saw the Catalans go a man down early doors.

Sunday May 15 2016
Alba: I hope you’re happy...

Jordi Alba believes sections of the media are unhappy that Barcelona pipped both Madrid clubs to the 2015-16 Primera title.

Barca made it back-to-back championships under Luis Enrique and their sixth in eight seasons after a 3-0 victory over Granada on Saturday, but Alba’s enthusiasm about the triumph was watered down somewhat by his less-than-favourable assessment of the Spanish Press.

“I hope you [journalists] are happy, although I know that some of you aren’t,” the left-back said after the game.

Wednesday May 4 2016
Alba: Atleti an example to us all

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has hailed Atletico Madrid as an example to “all” clubs for the unity they showed in reaching the Champions League final.

Atleti eliminated Barca from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage before inflicting the same misery on Bayern Munich, but Alba was in no mood to speak bitterly about his side’s exit as he praised Los Colchoneros for their togetherness.

“Every team goes through slumps,” he said at a promotional event on Wednesday, Marca reports.

Wednesday April 13 2016
Alba: Ref didn’t change game

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has insisted that referee Nicola Rizzoli “had nothing to do with the result” against Atletico Madrid, despite Gabi’s handball.

Barca were unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty at the death, when Gabi blocked a shot in the Atleti box with his arm, only for Rizzoli to blow for a free kick, but Alba was in no mood to use the ref as a scapegoat in his side’s Champions League two-legged, quarter-final defeat.

“We were the best team in the second half,” he said after the game.

Friday April 8 2016
Euro 2016 Squad Selector: Jordi Alba

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba will be one of the first names on Vicente del Bosque’s list for Euro 2016, maintains Dave Redshaw.

Despite having had a sometimes-inconsistent season by his own exacting standards, Jordi Alba is certain to feature in Vicente del Bosque’s squad for France this summer. The Barcelona left-back appeared in all but one of La Roja’s 10 qualifiers and is someone the Spain boss has placed his trust in since making his full debut against Scotland back in 2011. Others such as Cesar Azpilicueta, Nacho Monreal, Juan Bernat and Nacho Fernandez have all had the opportunity to dislodge him since then, but Alba has always remained one of the first names on the team sheet. 

Tuesday March 29 2016
‘Alba can play without a problem’

Jordi Alba is expected to be fine for the Clasico after it was reported the Barcelona defender suffered an ankle injury on Spain duty.

Sport acknowledges the left-back did hurt his ankle in the draw with Romania but wasn’t showing any ill-effects and was fully expected to miss Barca training early this week as all the international players were given time off.

Monday March 28 2016
Barca dealt Alba scare?

Barcelona could be without Jordi Alba for Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid after the left-back reportedly sprained his ankle while representing Spain.

According to RAC1, Alba came off worse for wear from Spain’s 0-0 draw with Romania on Sunday and will now be put through his paces by Barca medics to determine the extent of his injury.

The Catalans are also sweating over the fitness of midfield trio Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets, all of whom missed the international break. 

Monday February 29 2016
Alba: Madrid still in title race

Jordi Alba has insisted that Barcelona “are not discarding” Real Madrid from the La Liga title race, despite his side possessing “a very good lead” at the top.

Goals from Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique earned Barca a 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Sunday to move 12 points clear of Madrid, who lost 1-0 to city rivals Atletico Madrid a day earlier – a result which prompted Zinedine Zidane to write off his team’s chances of domestic glory.

Sunday February 14 2016
‘Messi’s penalty was perfect’

Jordi Alba described Lionel Messi’s penalty pass for Luis Suarez as ‘perfect’ after Barcelona romped past Celta Vigo.

Messi teed up Suarez from 12 yards to give the Uruguayan his hat-trick, declining to shoot for what would have been his 300th La Liga goal.

“I didn’t know [what Messi was going to do] because it’s not usual to pass but he is always coming up with things,” Alba said post-match, AS reports.

Saturday January 30 2016
Line-ups: Barca-Atleti

Jordi Alba returns to the Barcelona XI for this afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

The left-back missed La Blaugrana’s 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao midweek with a hamstring strain, but he has been given the green light to oust Jeremy Mathieu.

Elsewhere for the Catalans, Claudio Bravo is back in goal, Sergio Busquets comes in for Thomas Vermaelen and Sergi Roberto’s berth is filled by Andres Iniesta.

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