Jordi Alba on "bad" Alaves draw and giving up goals too easily

Jordi Alba on "bad" Alaves draw and giving up goals too easily

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The Barcelona defender spoke after the 1-1 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday

Jordi Alba bemoaned how easily Barcelona give up goals as they were held to a "bad point" by Alaves at Camp Nou on Saturday.

The post-Ronald Koeman era began with a 1-1 draw against the Basque side, with Memphis Depay's opener cancelled out by Luis Rioja.

Barça, coach by interim boss Sergi Barjuan, had the better chances but were once again made to pay for not taking them.

"It's a bad point," defender Alba told Movistar. "Anything other than three points for Barcelona is bad and even more so when you see where we are in the table.

"We did enough, but we're struggling to score and teams are scoring against us with very little. It's tough. The team is trying, but it's complicated." 

Asked about Koeman and Barjuan, Alba added: "They're different coaches, but the idea is the same. We had very clear chances. I hope we can improve, for our own good. We're grateful to the fans that are with us in difficult moments."

Barça sit ninth after drawing with Alaves ahead of Tuesday's must-win Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine.  

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