Jordi Alba being interviewed on Barça TV this Saturday

Jordi Alba on Barça TV this Saturday / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ – FCB

Jordi Alba radiated optimism and a positive attitude during his interview after the Villarreal match.  Speaking for the first time since making his Camp Nou comeback following injury, he revealed: It’s been a very special night for me because of the importance of the win”.  “We’re feeling good.  Our pressing was really great”.

On a personal note, he told the fans he’s in good shape and enjoying being back with the rest of the squad: “I’m feeling better than I did before the injury”.  “You can tell when you’re physically fit.  You make it to more balls”   I’m really happy to be playing with them”.

A tough opponent

Villarreal is a great team, one of the best in La Liga”.  “In the first half they only created one chance; a few more in the second half.  That’s normal.  Matches last 90 minutes”.

Looking ahead to the Getafe match, Alba is ambitious: “It’s vital that we end (the year) as leaders.  It’s a really tough league and Atlético Madrid have got themselves into the title race”.  “Having a five point lead over the third placed team is important”.

Champions League draw

The draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League is on Monday.  FC Barcelona is one of the top seeds and Alba is equally optimistic about Barça’s chances of making a good showing in Europe regardless of the opposition:  If we’re in good shape, we have a great chance”.

The full back is not too worried about this first match of the knockout stage but, “making it through to the final and winning it.  It’s a great trophy and I haven’t got it yet”.

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