Football - Alba delighted to be back

Jordi Alba has conceded he was ‘happy to be back’ after returning from a three-month injury lay-off. The full-back has missed the start of the season because of a muscle tear, but the former Valencia man returned on Friday in the Blaugrana’s win over Cartagena. “Physically, I am much better,” he told the club’s official website.

The full-back has missed the start of the season because of a muscle tear, but the former Valencia man returned on Friday in the Blaugrana’s win over Cartagena.

“Physically, I am much better,” he told the club’s official website.

“I've learnt not to rush things and to look after myself better. I'm happy to be back and to have played 80 minutes.”

He then commented on Spain’s World Cup draw, that sees La Roja paired with Holland, Chile and Australia.

“We've got a tough group, but right now I am just focussed on Barça and winning everything we are involved in.”

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