FC Barcelona full back Jordi Alba attended a Regal event on Monday afternoon in the company of basketball captain Juan Carlos Navarro, and used the occasion to comment on how “we are playing at a very high level right now. We’ve won eight games in a row and the team dynamic is good. It’s always hard to maintain such a high standard of play and results, but we’ll try”.
“We know there’s a long way to go in the league” he continued. “There’s the whole second half still to go and we know it’ll be hard for us to be champions. But we’ll try to keep this good run going for as long as possible. Let’s hope we can stay in contention in all three competitions”.
On a more personal level, the defender said that “I hope to stay at Barça for a long time. I had a great first season, but I struggled with injuries last year. This year I am fitter than at any other time in my career. I’m feeling phenomenal”.Suárez is a different player to the ones we’ve had in recent yearsHe also mentioned Luis Suárez, noting that the Uruguayan is “a different player to the ones we’ve had in recent years. He battles for everything, he fights for the ball with every defender, he creates space for the forwards and plays for the team … I’m sure he’d like to have scored more goals, but they’ll come. He’s calm about it and the squad are supporting him. The important thing is what he does for the team.”
Alba ended with a few words about Neymar. “He’s having a great season” he commented. “Last season was all about adaptation and this year he’s scoring goals and doing what everyone expected of him … Let’s hope his goalscoring form continues and that he keeps playing like this until the end of the season.”