Alba was also excited to see the return of Juan Mata at the Mestalla, as the World Cup winner left for Chelsea during the summer.
"I will be happy to see Mata back at the Mestalla - and the fans feel the same. I just hope he does not create too many problems", the star admitted, according to reports in talkSPORT.
"This week I have not spoken to him, but it will be nice to see him. He left his mark on this team and it will be strange to see him in another shirt.
"Mata is a player that makes a difference. Chelsea were missing a player with his characteristics and he has adapted well."
However, friendship will go out the window once Alba is on the pitch, as he threatened: "We will go all out and try to win the match. The team is psyched up to get a result.
"A win will not be definitive but it would take us a step closer [to the next round]. But Chelsea are one of the best in Europe and they're a very complete team", he concluded.