The midfielder understands tat Tuesday’s draw towards Atletico Madrid has given Real Madrid the higher hand within the title race
Sergio Busquets conceded Barcelona face an uphill battle to retain their La Liga crown after a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi scored his 700th purpose however it was not sufficient for Barca to assert all three factors at Camp Nou, the place Saul Niguez scored two penalties to earn Atleti a share of the spoils.
The draw leaves Barca one level behind leaders Real Madrid, who may transfer 4 clear with a win over Getafe on Thursday.
There are 5 video games remaining for Barca to show issues round, however midfielder Busquets acknowledged their destiny could effectively now be out of their fingers.
“Look, to fight for the title is really complicated if you’re dropping two points each two games, but we’re going to keep fighting until the end,” the Spain worldwide advised Movistar.
“We know it is tough however we’ll attempt. They’re a tough rival. We dominated and created probabilities however the two penalties, penalised us – it has been an actual disgrace.
“We had been leaders and in an ideal state of affairs earlier than the break. I believe it has been tough for us since – some matches we have performed higher, others we have not.
“Dropping points today and at the weekend means we’re a little bit further away from our goal, which is to retain the title. I think we played better today but it’s a difficult task ahead of us.”
Diego Costa’s personal purpose from Messi’s nook put Barcelona forward, earlier than Saul hauled Atleti stage from 12 yards – his purpose coming after Costa had seen his penalty saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, just for a VAR examine to identify the goalkeeper had moved off his line.
Messi chipped residence his landmark purpose from the penalty spot shortly after half-time, but Saul saved his composure along with his second spot-kick of the match.
Yannick Carrasco gained each of Atleti’s penalties, and the Belgian – who returned to the membership in January following a stint in China – was buoyed by the guests’ resilience.
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“We always want to win, but I think the team played well. It’s just unfortunate we couldn’t get the three points,” he mentioned.
“We must hold working and take into consideration the following sport. We had been enjoying towards top-of-the-line groups on this planet. Some extent away from house is all the time constructive however we needed to win.
“It’s the attitude which is the most important facet of this team always. After that we can win or lose, but if the attitude is the correct one then the coach is happy. Today wasn’t to be but we can be proud of our performance.”