Barcelona ace Jordi Alba has hailed Real Madrid defender as one of the best in his position following his display in the Madrid derby.

Dani Carvajal’s display against Atletico Madrid was top-notch and it shows he is one of the best in the world right now.

It is believed that the Real Madrid right-back has discovered his form after injury-plagued seasons under Zinedine Zidane and Alba who has noticed the performance of his fellow Spanish defender.

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“He has been at a high level for many years, he is very competitive. He is the best at his position in recent years. Too bad to have him in the rival. We are very good friends,” he said, as quoted by SPORT.

Alba is one of the best left-back in Barcelona but he has not shied away to heap praise on Carvajal who plays for his rivals and shows how much respect the Los Blancos youth product commands within the game.

Alba and Carvajal have gone head to head at various times during their clashes in El-Classico and he appreciates the skillset possessed by his rival.

Carvajal rose to prominence in Real Madrid after his loan spell from Bayer Leverkusen in 2013, the five-time Champions League winner has been a mainstay at the back for the side from the Spanish capital.

Carvajal saw off competition from Danilo now-PSG star Achraf Hakimi and Alvaro Odriozola could never usurp him to stake a claim on the team.

The pair would team up for Spain for the clash against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League over the next couple of weeks

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