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Jordi Alba talks Barcelona’s double chances

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The left-back says his team aren’t ‘giving up on anything’

FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Jordi Alba has given an interview to Diario Sport where he’s been talking about Barcelona’s chances of landing a league and cup double this season.

The Catalan giants are on a run of 17 games unbeaten which has reignited hope they could still pip leaders Atletico Madrid to the league title.

Alba says the team have come a long way this season but must keep going if they are to finish top of the pile come May.

“It’s true. The team has grown a lot. We’re in the final of the Copa after a great comeback and in La Liga we’re there. We were a lot of points off the top and by playing well and winning games we’ve got a lot closer, but now come the demanding games, like on Sunday at Anoeta. We have to keep moving forward to fight for such an even league. The double? Obviously we’re not giving up on anything.”

The Barca left-back also spoke about the team spirit in the dressing room currently. There’s seems to be a real sense of unity between the players currently and Alba says the squad feels good.

“Yes, the dressing room has always been united and I think the mix of veterans and young players that we have in the squad is really good, there’s a really good dressing room.

“At the end of the day, you live with all the players and staff that form the day-to-day and it is essential to get on well. We’re in a good moment of form, results are coming and the atmosphere is good. That’s the most important thing to achieve your objectives.”

Barca have had a rare week off ahead of the final round of fixtures before the international break which should be good news for Koeman. The team plays again on Sunday away at Real Sociedad.