LaLiga Santander is set to get back underway on June 11, with Barcelona currently topping the table, and the left-back believes they're ready to compete for silverware.
"I've seen the team with a lot of desire," Alba told TVE.
"I think we've come back very well physically and mentally we're in a better place than when we left."
Naturally, the 31-year-old was quizzed about Neymar, with the Brazilian never far from rumours linking him with a Camp Nou return.
"There are some players who choose other things and have other goals," Alba said.
"But it's clear that he was a unique player and that he gave us a lot."