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Jordi Alba: Alaves draw is a bad point for Barcelona

The full-back was not happy after the game

Fc Barcelona V Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo By Marc Gonzalez Aloma/Europa Press via Getty Images

Jordi Alba wasn’t happy to see Barcelona held to a draw against Alaves on Saturday in La Liga and talked about the team’s problems after the match.

The Catalan giants took the lead through a superb striker from Memphis Depay but were undone shortly afterwards when Luis Rioja grabbed a late equalizer.

Barca couldn’t conjure up a winner after that and so dropped points yet again, and Alba knows an improvement is needed.

“It’s a bad point, one from nine, a team like Barca needs more. We are not happy with where we are in the table. It’s really tough for us to score goals. We put pressure on but we’re not scoring,” he said.

“They didn’t have too many chances but we had some. Memphis hit the post but the goal wouldn’t go in.

“Sergi’s style is different from Ronald Koeman’s. We tried hard, but without creating clear cut chances. We can improve on that. I’d like to thank the fans. I know it’s complicated.

“I think we are trying our best. The problem is what happens in both areas, attacking and defending, we aren’t scoring and teams are scoring against us without creating too much. They equalized after five minutes and that hurts a lot.”

The result leaves Barca now eight points behind leaders Real Madrid after 11 games and without a win in their last three matches. Barca must now turn their attentions back to the Champions League where three points are vital against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday.

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