Jordi Alba praises Lionel Messi, David Villa

Jordi Alba
© PA Photos
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba says that Lionel Messi is the 'best player in the world'.

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has branded Catalan teammate Lionel Messi "the best in the world".

The dispute as to whether Messi or Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world has continued this season, but the Spaniard has backed his club teammate.

"Jose Mourinho will have his opinion, but right now Leo is the best in the world and maybe ever. Cristiano is a good player, but Messi sets the bar," Alba told Movistar.

Meanwhile, Alba has also praised David Villa, who has returned to the team this season following an injury layoff.

"David Villa is in a great state of mind. He'll continue to be important for the team," he added.

Alba joined Barca from Valencia in the summer.

Gareth Bale, Matthew Lowton
Read Next:
Redknapp: 'Bale as good as Messi, Ronaldo'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid11003033
2Barcelona11002023
3Real Sociedad11003213
4EibarEibar11001013
5Leganes11001013
6Levante11001013
7Valencia11001013
8Atletico MadridAtletico10102201
9GironaGirona10102201
10Espanyol10101101
11Sevilla10101101
12Athletic Bilbao10100001
13Getafe10100001
14Celta Vigo100123-10
15AlavesAlaves100101-10
16Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
17Malaga100101-10
18Villarreal100101-10
19Real Betis100102-20
20Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo100103-30