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Jordi Alba has congratulated Celta Vigo for their 2-1 hitting victory

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17 May 2021
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Barcelona needed to win to stay in the fight for the LaLiga title but fall to defeat, and the Catalan left-back admitted that his side was finding it increasingly tough against Celta.

Barcelona had the game under control

Jordi Alba has congratulated Celta Vigo for their 2-1 hitting victory at the Camp Nou on Sunday night. Barcelona needed to win to stay in the fight for the LaLiga title but fall to defeat, and the Catalan left-back admitted that his side was finding it increasingly tough against Celta. “The first half was very good as we didn’t offer much, but we scored a great goal,” he told reporters after full time. “Barca had the game under control, and, in the second half, we went a little crazy. However, we played very well, we were very tough, and the 2-1 goal was unlucky.” Jordi Alba added that their goal was the result of Barcelona’s attacking pressure in the second half.

Celta made the game hard for the Blaugrana

“It’s not psychological; what happens to us in the second half because we wanted the second and there were more spaces, but you see that the goal was not achieved,” he explained. “We had to win… and many times when you want the second, you attack a lot. It happens to everyone. We went through four games without winning, and you have to take that into account. The players are to blame when things go wrong. Today we tried, first of all in the first half, but Celta are a great team, making it hard for us. It’s football. We have indeed gone through a lot of games now without winning, and that is our fault. Now we will go to Eibar to deliver a great performance.”

Finally, Jordi Alba has also expressed his desire for Lionel Messi to stay at the club after his contract expires this summer, but that the decision will be in the hands of the Argentine. “We hope this won’t be Messi’s last match at the Camp Nou, but it is a decision he has to make,” said the Catalan.

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