Jordi Alba stands by his decision to play in the Olympics, despite the concerns of Barcelona.
His new employers didn't want him to play in another tournament before the season starts for fear of burnout. Alba, though, was steadfast in his decision.
He told AS: "My dream was always to come to the Games. I had already spoken with (Luis) Milla when I was at Valencia. I am not the first Barcelona player to go to the Olympics.
"We have seen replays of the gold medal won in Barcelona in 1992 and we have the same dream to win it again. Any team nowadays can beat us but we see ourselves as capable of winning the gold, no matter how difficult it will be."For all the latest football news go to tribalfootball.com.