Alba said that should Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Saturday's El Clasico, the team will dedicate the victory to their coach.
"Tito is a great guy," Marca quotes Alba as saying. "He's very humble. He's fighting to overcome his illness and we hope he recovers as soon as possible.
"We're fighting for him too and for the club's fans. When we win, we dedicate the victories to him."
Barcelona could move 19 points ahead of Real with victory.