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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba discusses being left out of Luis Enrique’s Spain squad

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The full-back’s been dropped

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Jordi Alba has discussed Luis Enrique’s decision to leave him out of the Spain squad for September games against England and Croatia.

The full-back was in superb form for Barcelona on Sunday, as he grabbed a goal and two assists in the 8-2 win over Huesca.

“I would like to be in the Spain squad but it’s up to the coach and I have to respect the decision,” he said.

“I didn’t expect to be dropped, but I didn’t expect to go to the European Championships in 2012, either, when I was with Valencia. It doesn’t depend on me if I am called up or not.

“I don’t have any problems with anyone on a professional level. It’s a decision which Luis Enrique has taken but I don’t know why I haven’t been called up.

“All I can do is respect the decisions which have been taken. I’m doing well with my club. That is my job. And if things [keep going] well, let’s see what happens with the national team.”

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The decision to leave Alba out is a really odd one from Lucho, but it’s good news for Barcelona as the full-back should be well rested by the time La Liga returns after the international break.