Alba: Barcelona must learn from mistakes

The Spanish full-back believes that the Catalans can win the Champions League again - as long as they eradicate the errors which have been costly in seasons gone by
Jordi Alba says that Barcelona need to learn from their mistakes they have made previously if they are to be successful in the Champions League this season.

The 2011 European champions contrived to throw away a lead against 10-man Chelsea at Camp Nou in 2012 and were hit for seven against Bayern Munich over two legs last spring but the full-back argues that those disappointments have made the Blaugrana stronger and wiser.

"The Champions League is very difficult but we have to play our own game and not make the same mistakes," the 24-year-old told reporters.

Gerardo Martino's men will be amongst the favourites to win this year's competition, despite a tricky group draw that saw them paired against AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic in Group H, but Alba is confident of progression.

"It's a difficult group," he noted. "Ajax, Milan and Celtic all have great players.

"We have played these teams before so that makes it tough but I have not won this trophy before and at Barcelona we want to win everything."