Tue 14 February 2023 | 9:39

Jordi Alba admits he's not happy with his playing time at Barcelona

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba admits that he is not playing as much as he wants to this season.

The 33-year-old


, who joined


in 2012, has not been a regular starter this season and teenager Alejandro Balde has played instead of him in the left-back position.

In an interview with Universo Valdano, Alba said he is a better player than his 10 years ago and is enjoying his new role in the team.

He said:

“I’m not getting the minutes I’d like, but I’m doing my job and I have another role with my teammates. 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.”

The Spanish player also said he likes to help younger players and give advice whenever necessary.

“It’s a very nice responsibility, I’m from home, I’ve been at the club for many years and I’m proud to represent this team. I like this role, helping the youngest, advising them, keeping their feet on the ground. When you’ve been helped, it’s easier to help others.”

Barcelona is 11 points clear at the top of the La Liga table with 56 points after 21 matches.

Real Madrid

can reduce the gap if they win their game in hand.

source: SportMob

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