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Alba admits Barcelona ‘struggled’ to Elche victory and hopes win ‘will help confidence’

The win stemmed a run of disappointing outcomes, presumably letting Ronald Koeman’s facet discover its footing at an important stage

Jordi Alba admitted Barcelona had been removed from good of their 3-0 league win over Elche on Wednesday however harassed the significance of the tip consequence given the far worse showings that preceded it.

The membership misplaced 4-1 to Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League final Tuesday earlier than drawing with Cadiz over the weekend.

Alba delivered Barcelona their third objective in opposition to Elche following strikes from Lionel Messi as a tepid opening 45 minutes gave method to a a lot stronger second half. The win moved them into third place in La Liga, behind Real Madrid and leaders Atletico Madrid.

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What did Alba say?

“This will help our confidence a lot,” Alba advised reporters.

“The draw (with Cadiz) was a huge blow to the whole team and showed that if we are not at our 100% best we find it very hard to win. We struggled on Sunday and in the first half here too but we were better in the second and the goals arrived.”

What’s subsequent for Barcelona?

Barcelona will face Sevilla in consecutive matches – first in La Liga, and then within the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final the place they path 2-0 on combination. Sevilla sits simply two factors behind them within the La Liga desk.

Their last-16 decider in opposition to PSG, in the meantime, comes on March 10.

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