The summer signing for Barcelona, Jordi Alba has said that he is finally feeling happy at the club after a slow start to his Barcelona career. The former Valencia defender Jordi Alba was the one major signing made by the club in the summer. He was signed for around £ 12 million, and he had an excellent Euro 2012 with the Spanish national team. He has been at Valencia since the start of his career, thus the move to Barcelona becoming the first one. As a result, it took him a little while to get acclimatised according to the Spaniard.
However, he is now completely settled at the club and is feeling more happy than ever. Barcelona currently have a three-point advantage over Atletico Madrid in the table. Unlike in previous years when Real Madrid have been the title challengers, the second team from Madrid are now threatening to dislodge Barcelona from the top of the table. Jordi Alba has said that it is about time people started giving credit to Atletico Madrid and regarded them as real title challengers. Due to the presence of one of the best strikers in the world – Radamel Falcao, Madrid have been able to keep in touch with Barcelona.
Jordi Alba has also said that he will not rule out Real Madrid from the title race, despite José Mourinho’s men falling 11 points behind them in the table. “I started a little slowly, but now I feel really good and confident. I’m fitting into the team and I want to get better with every day. They [Atletico] are having a great season and they are challengers for the league. They could easily overtake us. You can’t rule out anybody – a club like Real Madrid will fight until the last game of the season to win the league,” said Alba.