Alba: I feel great at Barcelona after slow start

The former Valencia star is enjoying life at the Blaugrana, and believes Atletico Madrid are serious title contenders, while refusing to write off Real Madrid
Jordi Alba says he has acclimatised to life at Barcelona after initially struggling to settle following his summer transfer.

The Spain international returned to his boyhood club from Valencia ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and he is growing more confident by the day.

"I started a little slowly, but now I feel really good and confident. I’m fitting into the team and I want to get better with every day," the left-back was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

The Blaugrana currently hold a three-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid in the Liga table, and Alba feels the Rojiblancos have what it take to challenge Barca for the title, while refusing to rule out Real Madrid.

"They [Atletico] are having a great season and they are challengers for the league. They could easily overtake us.

"You can’t rule out anybody - a club like Real Madrid will fight until the last game of the season to win the league."

Madrid are trailing Tito Vilanova's side by 11 points after 13 games.