At this stage in his career, Jordi Alba will be remembered as a Barcelona great. He has remained a mainstay at Barca throughout one of their most prosperous eras, the 2010s.
Unfortunately for Alba, his playing time has decreased as he has aged and Alejandro Balde has sprung into the forefront. Alba is apparently not a fan of that.
“I’m not getting the minutes I’d like, but I’m doing my job and I have another role with my teammates,” he said.
“We all always want and think we can play more. I feel good, I’m proud, to have my head right. I know what I am as a player, what I have given and what I can give.
“I feel strong, when you feel good mentally and physically, everything is easier. I am a better player now than ten years ago.”
Alba will probably need to get used to the lack of minutes unless Balde is injured.