In an interview that appeared on Marca, Jordi Alba discussed his situation at the club and offers he had over the summer transfer window:
The 33-year-old revealed his feelings about playing less this season:
“I don’t have to claim my position. I’ve been at the club for many years, I’ve been through times when I haven’t played. I always try to be as good as possible and now I haven’t had those minutes. I’ve been more on the bench, but I try to encourage the group as much as I can.”
“The atmosphere is extraordinary. When it’s my turn to play like it was two days ago, I’ll try to do my best and help the team. I’ve never complained if I don’t play. If I do play, I never ask. Work, work, work and hopefully I can play a lot of games this season,” he added.
Jordi Alba was also asked about the opportunity to move to Inter Milan over the summer:
“I can only tell you that my thought has always been to be at Barcelona. I see myself capable of being here, if not, I would be the first to leave. Then the club will look at their interests. I have always shown my commitment to the club, to the coaches. I will never get involved in the club’s interests. I can’t tell you more. I’d like to tell you more, but I’m not going to go into it.”
He also praised the performance of Robert Lewandowski:
“He’s a leader. He’s a great competitor, he’s great in front of goal and that’s what he gives us.”