Jordi Alba will play his third World Cup, after participating with Qatar 2022, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2014 with Spain. After being practically dismissed in Luis Enrique’s lists, the left side was once again a ‘fix’ and his place in the squad was more than sure. The position would be disputed with Jose Luis Guy, Valencia’s left-hander who would also be in the World Cup.
Ahead of the trip to Qatar, Jordi Alba offered an interview in which he clarified that this is a golden opportunity, despite the fact that he already has two World Cup experience. A man from L’Hospitalet de Llobregat wants to be important in Spain and settle his last pending account with football, which is to win the World Cup. He hopes to have this attraction for the third time.
“I am very happy. It is not easy, I am going to play my third World Cup. There is a very good team, there are legends, there are youngsters. And I am sure it is going well,” said the 33-one. Footballer of the Year, who dreams of winning the tournament this year: “I dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, but I would never have imagined playing in the World Cup. And minus the third. I am very happy. I hope all is well. I lack the World Cup as a trophy and hopefully it will be this year.”
And that is, Jordi Alba has gotten used to winning big titles with both Barca and the Spanish national team and, to date, has not picked up the only two he is playing in this season: the World Cup and the Europa League. : “I have been lucky to win all the titles except the Europa League and the World Cup and hopefully it will happen this year.left back added.
Review of the European Championship and its great contribution
Regarding last summer’s European Championship, in which ‘La Rosa’ reached the semi-finals and were knocked out by the latter’s champions Italy, he assured that “we were at the gates of the final. We were just semifinalists and we were one.” One step away from reaching the final. I think we were better than Italy in that match. And we have a great Nations League and we’ve got into good dynamics”, adding that “there’s a great group of players and There is a special relationship between all the members of the staff and the national team with the players. We have made a wonderful family, and it is very important to face this type of tournament. I am confident that we will move forward step by step, but with great desire and enthusiasm, and I am sure it will be good.”
Lastly, he talked about his role in the dressing room and what he can contribute. He said he would “try to help the youngest kids. There’s a mix of youngsters and veterans. In terms of age and sport, I’m one of the captains. I’ll try to help as much as I can. Play.” or don’t play, I’ll be available for the team. In the end you have to prove it on the field, but if I don’t play, it wasRa. You have to be a good partner.”