Jordi Alba discusses Messi, Barcelona teammates and Xavi in recent interview

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba recently gave an interview with The Athletic, where he shared his thoughts on a range of topics, including Lionel Messi, his relationship with former coach Luis Enrique, his current teammates, and his own future at the club.

Jordi Alba on Leo Messi

Alba expressed his desire to see Lionel Messi return to Camp Nou, although he acknowledged that it would be difficult for Barcelona to make it happen. “I don’t know what will happen with Messi, but his return would be positive for us, although it is difficult,” he said. La Liga president Javier Tebas also expressed his desire to see Messi return to the Spanish top-flight.

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Alba also had high praise for Luis Enrique, calling him the best manager he’s ever had. He appreciated Enrique’s direct communication style and noted that he liked it a lot.


Alba on his favourite Player

When it comes to his current teammates, Alba singled out Pedri as his favorite player and Sergio Busquets as his best friend. He stressed the importance of having people who know how the club works, how the “entorno” (the environment around Barca) works, and who can help younger players feel comfortable and settle into their surroundings.

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Although Alba has struggled to gain regular minutes this season due to the emergence of Alejandro Balde, he has played a key role in helping Balde develop. He has been mentoring Balde and helping him learn the nuances of playing left-back.

Jordi Alba on la liga winning Prospects

Alba also talked about Barcelona’s prospects of winning La Liga this season. He believes the team is having a good season and needs to keep up their form to win the trophy. Winning La Liga would be a huge joy for everyone, especially the younger players and veterans who have won many trophies in the past.

Alba also had kind words for Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez. He believes that the team is playing the way Xavi liked to play as a player, and that he is doing a good job of transforming the team. Alba has a good relationship with Xavi, and he appreciates the coach’s high-pressing, ball-dominating style of play.

Finally, Alba addressed rumors of his potential exit at the end of the season, confirming that he will be staying at Camp Nou beyond the summer. He sees himself playing for Barcelona next year and beyond, and he wants to continue to win trophies with the club.


In conclusion, Jordi Alba’s interview with The Athletic sheds light on his thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics related to Barcelona. He expresses his desire to see Messi return to the club, praises his current coach Xavi. Talks about his current teammates, mentors young players, and stresses the importance of winning La Liga this season. He also confirms his commitment to Barcelona and his desire to keep playing for the club.