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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba tells Real Madrid: We deserve guard of honour

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba insists they deserve a guard of honour from Real Madrid next week.

Barca's title was confirmed with victory at Deportivo La Coruna.

"It's not a decision we take, everyone has respect for those who want to," he explained to reporters.

"The Club World Cup was a competition we didn't play in, at the [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu, in the league, we have previously performed a guard of honour.

"If they don't want to give us a guard of honour it will be because it comes from upstairs."

The defender spoke after the game and revealed his joy with Barcelona's LaLiga achievements.

"[The double] has only been done eight times in Barcelona's history and we have to be very happy," he said excitedly.

"Everyone would have taken it, although we know that in the Champions League we were knocked out badly.

"The double has been won eight times and the club was founded ages ago."

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