The left back was not in the last two lists of Luis Enrique to play in the international matches and it was told that the coach missed Jordi Alba due to personal issues
Jordi Alba said that he was glad again to play football after Luis Enrique gone away from Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde arrived. Then, the left back started to play great again and was always in the line-up. Luis Enrique changed Barça's tactics in order to play with a 3-4-3 and Jordi Alba was affected. It was also true that the relationship between the player and the coach was not easy.
When Luis Enrique was selected as the Spain national team coach he did not call Jordi Alba. It was a surprise because Barça's player was showing his best skills again and he was in a great moment. The relationship between both of them was not easy so it seemed that Luis Enrique did not call him to avoid personal issues. However, in the third international call, Jordi Alba has come back to Spain national team.
Alba gave a press conference in order to avoid misunderstandings abouthis relationship with Luis Enrique. The left back told that the coach always helped him and that he has not "any problem with him". Also, Jordi Alba said that Luis Enrique "is a great coach and we do not need to apologize because it is also good".