The defender believes the Catalan giant has all it takes to compete for the trophy.
Barcelona star Jordi Alba believes believes Barcelona can challenge for the La Liga title next season.
The Spaniard stoppage-time goal gave Barcelona the 2-1 win away at Real Betis this weekend that confirmed their 2022/23 Champions League qualification with three games left to play.
The defender believes the signs are pointing in the right direction, and the Catalans can challenge Los Blancos from the off in August.
“We have to win La Liga next year, there’s a team and staff here to do it.
“The goal is to finish second and go to the Super Cup. We already have the Champions League secured.
“Playing as we are now, we can compete with Madrid. But the most consistent team wins the league and they deserve to win it.”
Barcelona will in the midweek host Celta Vigo.