arcelona will host Chelsea on Wednesday in the return leg of their Champions League tie and Jordi Alba has indicated that he anticipates the Blues to maintain their counter-attacking mentality.
The left-back said that this was how the Premier League champions approached the first leg, which finished 1-1, and he expects them to play the same way at the Camp Nou.
“We expect Chelsea to play as [they did] in the first leg,” he said, after surprising Adidas customers with an appearance at a store on Tuesday.
“[Which is holding] the team back and seek the counter attacks to do damage.
“It will be a very difficult game.
“It’s a very good season [for Barcelona] and we look forward to the tie against Chelsea.
“We hope to get through and then face what’s coming.”
The 28-year-old left back went on to reveal his personal targets for this season.
“I feel better every day, I keep learning and [I have gained] much more experience than in other years,” he added.
“I feel great, I hope I can win all the possible titles with Barcelona and then the World Cup, which is the only one I haven’t won yet.”
Barcelona are currently top of the LaLiga table and also have a Copa del Rey final against Sevilla to look forward to.