Defeat will make us stronger: Alba

Feb 28, 2013, 09:46 IST | PA Sport

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba believes their Copa del Rey semi-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid will make them stronger for their upcoming Champions League clash with AC Milan

Barca’s hopes of trophy treble were shattered by Madrid on Tuesday. However, Alba, who scored a consolation for Barca, says his side’s exit will provide them with added motivation for their Milan clash.

Jordi Alba

“We’ve given our all and it wasn’t to be, this defeat will make us stronger for the Champions League,” Alba said.

“There’s still the return leg against Milan which I’m sure will go better. If we score an early goal we will have a good chance of getting through, I have a lot of hope. The team have shown they can win any tie,” he added.

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