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Jordi Alba believes that Barcelona’s performance against Real Sociedad on Wednesday was their best performance of the season so far.

Jordi Alba: Barcelona played their best half, and best game of the season 1

Coach Ronald Koeman said after the game that he was particularly pleased with his side’s first half, in which they came from being a goal behind to lead at the break, and the wing-back shared that view.

“We were clear about how to pressure them,” Alba said. “It was our best half, even the best game of the year.

“The team’s desire, the togetherness. I’m happy with the attitude and desire shown. It’s hard to play without fans, but we wanted to play well and win.”

The left-back both scored and assisted as the Catalans came from behind, and he was happy to be involved at the other end of the pitch.

“I’m even happier when I assist than score,” Alba said. “But it’s always nice to score too.

“Of those goals, you score one from every 100 shots you take. We scored quickly after their goal, which came in an isolated play. We scored quickly after their goal, which came in an isolated play.”

The Blaugrana were made to fight for the three points, and Jordi Alba is confident that the side will take a lot from the way in which the game was won.

“We knew it was a difficult game against one of the best teams in LaLiga [Santander],” he said. “We know how to suffer and we’ve taken confidence.

“Our attitude was fundamental. We played better in the first half, we had more of the ball.”


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