Alba: It's easy to play with Barcelona because they have so much quality

The full-back believes he has fulfilled a dream by returning to break into the first team at Camp Nou, adding that he could not have asked for any more after a spectacular 2012
Jordi Alba has claimed that the quality in the Barcelona side makes it easy to play for them.

The 23-year-old has settled seamlessly into the team since he rejoined the Blaugrana from Valencia in a €14 million deal this summer, and he has credited the abilities of his team-mates for making the transition so easy for him.

"It is very easy to play here. There is so much quality," he told Mundo Deportivo.

"There is a desire to continue to win and a unity here. Both [Alex] Song and me, who are new, were made to feel like one of them from day one."

Alba admitted he never thought he would get another chance at Camp Nou after he left his boyhood club as a youngster.

"There many who dream like you and there isn't room for everyone, although for years there have been more possibilities," he said.

The full-back also paid tribute to Unai Emery, his old boss during his Valencia days, for shifting him to a wide defensive position when he broke into the side at the Mestalla.

"He converted me back to play on the wing, and thanks to that change, I am who I am today," he admitted.

Alba expressed his delight after enjoying a sensational year on the pitch, having won Euro 2012 with Spain before completing his dream move to a Barcelona side which has stormed clear at the top of La Liga.

"This year has been very nice to me and I can not really have any complaints," he added.

"I consolidated my place in the national team with the role I had at Valencia, I won the European Championship, I joined the club of my life, I came home ... And above all, we are [league] leaders. The truth is I could ask for no more."