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Jordi Alba frustrated with Barcelona boss

Jordi Alba

Barcelona left-back is not happy with being dropped from the starting XI by Luis Enrique.

After the switch to a 3-man defence, Jordi Alba found himself his place in the first team under risk. Alba did not play against Valencia, who were dominated by the hosts at Camp Nou and was left out of the historic 6-1 Champions League comeback as well.

Despite being called up to Spain national team, Alba feels frustrated over the situation at club level.

“I feel the total confidence of the boss here [in the Spain camp], which for me is a compliment and something that fills me with confidence. It’s something I’m not having at Barcelona and that I’d maybe like to have,” Alba, who turns 28 on Tuesday, told Movistar+.

“To come here and to have the confidence of Julen gives me a lot of strength. He asks me what I’ve been used to doing in the national team and at Barca in recent years. I notice the trust of the boss and the technical team is at 100 per cent.”