The Spain international revealed that he thinks he is considered to be among the most hated players in Spanish football.
has been working hard to build himself after he came back to Camp Nou in 2012 when
The 31-year-old has made 360 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona and contributed to fiveLa Liga
titles as well as oneChampions League
Notwithstanding him becoming a star and being admired by supporters during those times, Alba believes his combative style made people conceive him as an opposition target.
It is clear that if people know me through football, they would think I am one of the most hated players in football, that is clear,
” he said.
It is my way of playing and it’s what has led me to be the player I am today and to be where I am.
“Other people know me by how I am, as a very humble person that values everything in my life.
“The player Jordi has nothing to do with the human Jordi or the Jordi with his teammates.
“Yes, it’s true that the way I play is very heavy and I understand the hatred that people who do not know me can have me to me.”
Alba stayed with the Catalan giants under successive managers and even became a vice-captain this season. Although injuries have slowed him down at the beginning of the season, his defensive qualifications made him a key player for Koeman.