Jordi Alba clears up the 'misunderstanding' with Luis Enrique

The player said he only wanted to have more minutes in Lucho's last season

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Jordi Alba spoke in a press conference at Las Rozas and was asked about his row with Luis Enrique, Spain coach, which is now over.

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"With Valverde I'll be better,” was the phrase that may have been the source of Lucho's anger. Alba said it when the Spaniard left the club and the player clarified yesterday what his intention was. "I said that because of my desire to play more minutes, because everyone wants to play more and I do not regret having said it, but simply because in the last season (with Lucho) I played less minutes and we all want to play more," said Alba.

Alba always maintained a very respectful tone towards Luis Enrique, remembering that "he helped me a lot at Barcelona and he is a great person", but that he had to accept being left out because "it was his decision, like Valverde's, with whom I have an incredible relationship but if someday he decides not to play me then I'll have to say ‘oh well’.”

The defender ended the controversy, just as Luis Enrique had done when he announced his call-up. Now they are all only thinking about the decisive match on Thursday in the UEFA Nations League in Croatia.


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