Emery tips Alba to kick on
Former Valencia coach Unai Emery believes Jordi Alba will be a perfect fit at Barcelona and expects him to flourish at Camp Nou.
Emery, now in charge of Spartak Moscow, helped transform Alba from a midfielder into a left-back during his time at the Mestalla and feels he is ready to be a big success for the Catalan giants.
"He is more than ready for any challenge. Also the style of Barcelona is perfect, because it is a team made of attacking defenders and of course the best ability of Jordi is [going forward]," Emery said.
"With Valencia in La Liga and the Champions League, and Spain in the European Championship, he has had to play against the best midfielders in the world and is growing with every game."
The Spain international completed his move to Barcelona last Thursday on a five-year deal.