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Carles Alena determined to fight for his place at Barcelona

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He’s not interested in playing for any other team

Cultural Leonesa v FC Barcelona - Spanish Copa del Rey Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Carles Alena has been talking about the future and says he can’t contemplate playing for any other club than Barcelona.

The 20-year-old made his comeback from injury in September and impressed for the first team in their Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

Alena will be hoping for more first-team appearances this season, but he says all he wants to do is succeed at the Camp Nou.

“It’s clear, I’ve always said it. We know and I know it’s very complicated, but in my head is only to triumph here, I can not imagine right now a life outside of Barça, I do not want to imagine being outside of this club because it’s the club of my life.

“And therefore I will fight as hard as I can. Maybe the day arrives that you realise you can’t do more and you have to say “look, you have to leave”. In the end we will not be foolish in that aspect, if some day you have to leave.

“But it is clear that I’ll fight to play at Barça. I’m not interested and I do not want to know anything other than playing here.”

Source | Sport

Competition for places in the Barcelona midfield is pretty fierce this season, and Ernesto Valverde has not been too willing to give youngsters a chance during his time in charge.

Alena did feature as a substitute in Barcelona’s 4-3 defeat to Real Betis last time out, he’s also being tipped to play for Barcelona B on Saturday after training with the team.