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Jordi Alba says he’s never had any problem with Luis Enrique

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The Barcelona star is back on Spain duty

Spain v Russia: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Jordi Alba reckons he’s never had a problem with Luis Enrique despite being left out of the Spain coach’s last two squads.

The Barcelona full-back has been deservedly recalled for this month’s games against Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and praised Lucho ahead of the matches.

“I’ve never had a problem with Luis Enrique and his staff, he said.

“On the contrary, he helped me a lot at Barca. I never said a bad word about Luis Enrique. I don’t regret anything. I’ve always expressed my will to play but I don’t have to apologise to anyone and neither does the coach.

“He is a great coach. He is a modern coach, who is having a great career so far and he has won many titles. I think he is going to bring a lot of joy to the national team.”

Alba’s been in superb form for Barcelona this season, he’ll be hoping he can make his first appearance for the national team since their World Cup exit at the hands of Russia.