The Spanish defender of Barcelona Jordi Alba made a standout debut season for Barcelona as the club offloaded €14 million a few years ago in June of 2012 as he arrived from Valencia. He attracted the attention of Barcelona during the 2012 Euro’s as the left-back made impressive performances in all of his matches at the international stage for Spain.
Alba managed to make 29 league appearances for Barcelona during his first campaign at the Camp Nou but the previous edition he was limited on only performing in 15 matches but now with arrival of the new coach Luis Enrique, things are looking bright for Alba as he has been featured in the latest pre-season matches for his club and the player himself believes that Barcelona can and will achieve great things if they work hard.
“Last season we were not at our highest level. Luis Enrique arrived and brought grit, character and determination. My feeling is we are going to do great things and Luis Enrique is the right man for the job. We are obliged to win titles. The mentality is winning and I see a team with hunger to win new trophies. If we give it everything we will achieve important things.”
The Spanish League is only a few days away from kicking off in full force and teams have already secured their major summer targets which are the case of Real Madrid as they signed Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez meanwhile Barcelona opted to go with Luis Suarez as their biggest signing of this transfer window.
Out of the entire squad of Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez is the most experienced player as he has made over 600 appearances for his club and country but he recently announced his retirement from playing at the international stage and the Spanish midfielder was on the verge of leaving Barcelona as he had received offers from the MLS but he eventually decided to remain at the Camp Nou for another season and Jordi Alba is greatful on having the veteran player alongside him for an extended period of time.
Barcelona’s Jordi Alba said: “He’s played an especially important part in all of Spain’s successes. He’s shown he’s one of the best in the world. It is sad news for the national team, but it is a joy that we still have him with us at Barça’’