Jordi Alba, who arrived in Japan on June 24 to attend a football clinic, has spoken to the local media. When asked about the extension of his Barça contract to 2020, he confessed that although he is only 26, he’s hoping to see out his career at the club. “I want to play for Barcelona for many, many years” he said. “When I was young, I had to leave, but I finally came back to where I wanted to be. I have learned a lot in these three years and we have won several titles. You never know what the future has in store, but if possible I’d like to hang up my boots at Barcelona".
Alba will be back in Japan for the Club World Cup later this year. “They say there are a lot of Barça fans in Japan” he commented. “More than a personal display, I’d like it to be a collective display from Barça and for us to get a good result in the tournament".
He also discussed Neymar Jr’s suspension at the Copa America, saying that “I know him very well. He’s a relaxed lad, a hard worker and a good person. The suspension seemed a bit excessive to me”.
Jordi Alba is giving a football clinic in the north of Japan from June 26 to 28, which involves 360 children including 30 from the area affected by the earthquake of 2011.