An FC Barcelona star feels things have been better for him at the Blaugrana since Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazil international left the Camp Nou for a world record €222 million (R3.68 billion) in August, which saw the famous "MSN" trident, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, come to an end.
Left back Jordi Alba, who is in camp with the Spain national team, has now stated that he has been enjoying football a lot more since Neymar's departure and feels the side is playing well.
"He is a great player who, due to his circumstances or feelings or thoughts, decided to leave," Alba told Mundo Deportivo.
"In the end, there are still many more guys who can do a good job, and I am delighted with the people there.
"As I said before, I have more space to run into and honestly, for me, it's much better.
"I have regained confidence. With more space on the left, I am very comfortable, and that is demonstrated in the field. I'm enjoying it in a way I haven't for a long time."
The 28-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Catalan club so far this season, assisted five strikes.
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