‘I want them to lose all of their games’: Barcelona ace Jordi Alba rooting for Liverpool to beat La Liga rivals Real Madrid in Champions League final
- Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba admits he wants Real Madrid to lose every game
- The Spain international was speaking ahead of the Champions League final
- Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday
- ‘Even though I get on with them all, I want them to lose all of their games,’ he said
Barcelona left back Jordi Alba may be switching his focus from Barcelona to Spain ahead of the World Cup, but the Catalan defender still holds one rivalry close.
As Barca’s Clasico rivals Real Madrid prepare for the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, Alba revealed he will be rooting for Liverpool as he wants Madrid to ‘lose all of their games’.
‘Our relationship is a strange one because even though I get on perfectly with them all, I still want them to lose all of their games,’ Alba said.
Barcelona left back Jordi Alba admits he wants to see rivals Real Madrid ‘lose all of their games’
The Catalan star has made his feelings known ahead of Madrid’s Champions League final
Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid side are looking to win their third consecutive Champions League
‘I congratulated them [on reaching the Champions League final] but I would have liked to not have to.’
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are Madrid’s opponents in Kiev on Saturday as the Reds look to win their first Champions League since 2005.
It was the Reds’ Champions League semi-final opponents Roma that knocked Barcelona out following a stunning comeback at the Stadio Olympico.
Madrid face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as Alba roots for the Premier League side to beat Madrid
Domestically Barcelona were in a league of their own this season, one game from completing an Invincibles campaign.
But Madrid, who failed to give Alba’s side a guard of honour recently, are looking for a third successive Champions League title, something Alba does not want to see happen prior to the World Cup.
Speaking on the guard of honour snub, Alba added: ‘Their refusal to give us a guard of honour? It’s more to do with the media than the teams, but they will have their reasons for not doing it. We are still champions regardless.’