The Catalans have began this season in remarkable shape, profitable each La Liga fit and Champions League fit thus far.
They sit down most sensible of the league, 4 issues forward of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 7 forward of present champions Real Madrid.
It follows Luis Enrique’s departure and next appointment of former Athletic Bilbao trainer Ernesto Valverde, who Alba stated has modified lifestyles at the Nou Camp for higher.
Barcelona scraped a 1-Zero win in opposition to Sporting final night time of their Champions League team level fit.
And the Spanish global Alba took it as a possibility to throw a veiled barb at Enrique.
He stated: “This 12 months we are taking part in as a staff.
“This 12 months we’re all a really perfect staff, we’re all actually concerned.
“Valverde does not get focused on what occurs within the dressing room, it strikes a chord in my memory of the primary 12 months I arrived right here.”
Enrique introduced he would depart Barcelona in a while after Paris Saint-Germain thrashed the Spanish membership Four-Zero within the Champions League last-16 tie.
Despite making historical past with a surprising comeback in the second one leg, there have been reviews avid gamers had been unsatisfied at the membership.
Lionel Messi reportedly fell out with the previous Roma trainer and signings Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne had did not settle.
It marred an excellent profession at the Catalan giants, with whom he received the treble in 2014/15, making Barcelona the one membership to succeed in the feat two times of their historical past.
And now with Valverde at the helm, Barca appear intent on wrestling Real Madrid for trophies this season.