Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba had no illusions about Lionel Messi’s impact in leading his team to win against Levante.
scored a late goal to bring a fragile but important 1-0 victory forBarcelona
against Paco Lopez’s side at home, as Barcelona avoided another weekend without victory.
The Spanish defender played a crucial role in Barcelona’s win, but he went on to hail Messi’s performance and his impact at full time.
“Forwards go through streaks of scoring goals, we know that,”
he told a post-match interview with Marca
“We know that if we give it to them, they can create danger.
“Today Leo won the game for us with his goal.
“I think we have stood up and done a good job but we need to collect most of the points in the coming weeks.”
The left-back talked about the impact of the result on his side re-entering the La Liga title before the winter break.
He said that there is still a long path ahead of Barcelona but they are still in the race for the La Liga with their rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
The victory against Levante didn’t change Barcelona’s spot in the league standings as they are still in 8th place, nine points away from the league leaders Real Sociedad. However, they have two games in hand.
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