Ronald Koeman said after the game that he was particularly pleased with his side’s first half, in which they came from a goal behind to lead at half-time, and the wing’s back shared that view.

Jordi Alba is happy when assists

Jordi Alba is confident that Barcelona’s performance against Real Sociedad on Wednesday was their best performance of the season so far. Ronald Koeman said after the game that he was particularly pleased with his side’s first half, in which they came from a goal behind to lead at half-time, and the wing’s back shared that view. “We were clear on how to push them,” Alba said. “It was our best half, even the best game of the year: team desire, solidarity. I am happy with my attitude and desire. It’s hard to play without fans, but we wanted to play well and win”. The left-back both scored and assisted as the Catalans came out from behind and he was happy to be involved on the other end of the field. “I’m even happier when I assist than score,” Alba said. “But it’s always nice to score too.”

“Of those goals, you score one out of every 100 shots you make. We scored quickly after their goal in a separate play”. The Blaugrana were made to fight for three points. And Jordi Alba is confident that the side will take a lot from how the game was won. “We knew it was a tough game against one of the best teams in the LaLiga,” he said. “We know how to suffer, and we are convinced. Our attitude was fundamental. We played better in the first half, and we had more of the ball.”