Alba enjoying goal rush

Barcelona's Jordi Alba is starting to get a taste for goals after scoring his third of the season against Celta Vigo.

Last Updated: 04/11/12 at 11:28 Post Comment

Jordi Alba: Getting amongst the goals for Barca

Jordi Alba: Getting amongst the goals for Barca

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Barcelona midfielder Jordi Alba is starting to get a taste for goals after scoring his third of the season against Celta Vigo.

The former Valencia man wrapped up a 3-1 Primera Division victory over Celta having enjoyed strikes against Deportivo and Celtic in recent weeks.

He told Marca: "I'm getting used to scoring goals but it's not my speciality as I'm a left winger, but it's always good when it happens.

"I like joining the attack and I'm lucky to have team-mates who give good service.

"It's a very important win and I'm happy with the goal.

"Celta are a really quick team on the counter, and can be very dangerous, and I think if we'd read the game better then we would have played better."

It was a rare night off goalscoring duties for Argentinian striker Lionel Messi, who witnessed the birth of his first child this week.

"Congratulations to Messi. It's a great feeling becoming a parent," Alba added.

Celta boss Paco Herrera was encouraged by his side's display, despite the Celestes missing the chance to climb into the top half of the league table.

"The same dynamic lasted throughout the match, with Barca attacking and us trying to close down the spaces," Herrera said.

"We wanted to try and keep the ball as long as possible and then break forward.

"We just tried to do the right things, nothing more.

"The best conclusion that we can draw from this game is that we are getting stressed from playing so many away games.

"Tito (Barcelona coach Vilanova) told me after the game that we had really made them run, so that's something to take away."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

f Klopp is available and willing to go there, they have to sign him up. Far better manager than Rodgers. The reason Liverpool fail in so many big games is the inflexible nature of their manager and his inability to find strikers who fit into his inflexible style of play. A feature of nearly every game that the team comes up short is the way the opposition midfield appears to overpower them. It's too easy.

Gab1965
Make Way For A Proper Genius, Brendan

B

est player award should not go to a player who's second best at all the importent categories (i.e goals, assists etc) just because his team is at the top. If you are not first you are last; if you're second you are the first loser ( looking at you Hazard). David De Gea for POTY.

mrbigstuff
Chelsea Not Worthy? Oh Please Stop It...

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

Footer 365

Liverpool stay silent on rumours Jordan Henderson has signed five-year contract at club

Liverpool have declined to comment on reports midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year deal at the club.

Tom Cleverley credits Tim Sherwood for turning around Villa's fortunes

Tom Cleverley says Aston Villa have been transformed by Tim Sherwood's attacking mentality.

Tottenham move perfect for me, says Dele Alli

Dele Alli is looking forward to getting his Tottenham career started and feels it will be good for him to work under Mauricio Pochettino.

Mail Box

Klopp Over Rodgers? Not On Your Nelly

Liverpool fans have short memories and should give Rodgers more time, while Jose's tactics and claims are getting many more in a stew. It's the afternoon Mailbox...

Thank You And Goodbye, Mr Rodgers

The genius of Tactics Tim, time is up for Rodgers, the curious case of Eric Lamela, and the flaws of tactical voting - today's Mailbox is bursting at the seams...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company