Jordi Alba hailed Barcelona after their “prestigious victory” over Juventus on Tuesday but insisted the Bianconeri remain “a great team.”
Barca exacted revenge on their 3-0 defeat to Juve last season by winning their Champions League opener by the same scoreline, with Alba playing a key role in his team’s success as an outlet on the left-hand side.
“I feel phenomenal and much more confident like in previous years,” he said after the game.
“It’s a prestigious victory over a great team. We’ve done very well in our last few matches and we’re at a great level.
“We’ve been playing in a very focused manner, from the first minute to the last.
“Valverde’s been conveying his ideas very well. He’s been doing phenomenally well.
“We know how to be patient and play with intelligence.”