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Alba at the MIC Tournament with Joan Verdú. PHOTO: MIC / Adrià Fontanet

The shows of confidence from FC Barcelona’s first team players ahead of the decisive Champions League round of 16 return leg against AC Milan keep on popping up, and the message – regardless of who is delivering it – is identical. This Tuesday it was Jordi Alba who said: “I’m very sure we’ll go through to the next round.”

The left back added to the statements made by Xavi, Iniesta and Mascherano that the Barça players are very eager to get a good result against the Italians. “It’s true that we’re not doing well,” said Alba, “but we are calm, and we’re very eager to play the match and win it by playing good football, just like we’re accustomed to doing.”

The Catalan then went on to say that “it’s a difficult tie ... we want to defeat Deportivo first so we can then focus on Milan.”

MIC Tournament

Alba made these statements during the presentation ceremony of the MIC Tournament. Alba left his mark on the competition when he played for FC Barcelona’s Alevín A (U12) team, he was named the best player of the tournament.


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