Jordi Alba: I would not go to the Olympics if I was not feeling fit enough

The former Valencia wing-back has insisted that he would have made himself unavailable for this summer's tournament had he not been in top shape
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has made it clear that he would have withdrawn from Spain's Olympic squad if he did not feel fit enough to participate.

The Catalans are reluctant to let the 23-year-old take part in this summer's tournament after previously featuring at Euro 2012, as they fear the left-back will not have had enough rest ahead of the 2012-13 campaign.

Nevertheless, Alba has insisted that his fitness will not be a problem and that he is looking forward to the Games.

"I'm a young guy and I'm feeling very well. I would have been the first to give up on the Olympics if I wasn't feeling fit enough," Alba stated to AS.

"I would not have gone if I wasn't feeling well. I'm really looking forward to the tournament, though, and I'm keen to get going.

"I talked with the coach before the Euros and told him that I wanted to go to the Olympics. We all know the importance of the event. I'm very enthusiastic."

Spain have been drawn alongside Japan, Honduras and Morocco in Group D.

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