Jordi Alba has joined Lionel Messi in calling out Barcelona ‘s director of soccer Eric Abidal for his recent remarks aimed toward the club’s players following the sacking of manager Ernesto Valverde.
The Frenchman prompt in an interview with Sport that players weren’t happy beneath Valverde and did not work effortlessly enough for the Spaniard.
Messi was fast to clean up those claims
on social media however, sparking immediate
speculation surrounding his future at Camp Nou with Manchester city circling.
Following Barca’s 1-0 loss to Athletic Club within the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday, Alba joined Messi in calling out Abidal for making unnecessary additional drama.
“This club gets enough sh*t thrown at it from the outside therefore we should not be throwing sh*t at ourselves,” Alba told reporters.
“Abidal was a player, he’s idolized by the fans and that is why he ought to understand what it’s like within the dressing room and the way players feel.”
Sergio Busquets was fast to declare recent off-field drama wasn’t behind the Catalans’ shock cup exit and Alba backed up those claims, declaring Barca place in an exceedingly united showing.
“We showed that we are a team and that is what we’d like to keep on doing,” he said.
“I think we put in an exceedingly nice performance, one among the best of the season. it is a real shame we conceded the goal so late however that is what soccer is like. i am very happy with the team because of how well we played.”
Despite dominating possession and number of shots, Alba’s side didn’t make the foremost of their superiority with the left-back additionally left unimpressed with var failing to rule out the Catalan’s favour on a number of occasions.
“Personally, I still do not know how it works. It should improve a lot,” Alba added once asked regarding the technology. “There are very clear choices that we might have gotten within the game.”
Barcelona must currently restore relatively quickly as they visit Real Betis for a La Liga clash on Sunday.
Quique Setien’s side are currently second within the league, trailing Real Madrid by 3 points following recent inconsistent form.