Following Barcelona’s disappointing draw with Levante, Sergio Busquets has made a strong claim on the La Liga title race.
Any hope of Barcelona winning the La Liga this season is more or less over, says Sergio Busquets. His comments come in the wake of the Catalan giants blowing a two-goal lead to finish the game 3-3 with Levante.
The Catalan side had the opportunity to temporarily go top of the table but they threw away a two-goal lead at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia and paid the price as they returned with one point, instead of three.
For Busquets, who has won eight La Liga titles in his time at Barcelona, the damage is likely now irreparable with two games remaining.
“We don’t have much of a chance now,” Busquets said after the game as quoted by ESPN.
“It will depend on our rivals, but this is our own fault, [bad] decisions, a lack of concentration. We concede goals too easily.”
“We don’t feel good because it was always going to be difficult, but we wanted to put pressure on those at the top. We had the lead, but as has happened this season, [Levante] scored goals too easily.”
“The point doesn’t mean much because that’s the league practically over for us. We’ve dropped too many points to fight for the title.”
It has handed a big advantage to Atletico Madrid, who currently sit top ahead of their match with Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
Diego Simeone’s side can open up a four-point gap on Barcelona with a win at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Barcelona appear to have run out of steam at the worst possible time having won just one of their last four LaLiga matches during the run-in.
As well as the draw with Levante, Barcelona were beaten at home by Granada as well as being held 0-0 at the Nou Camp by Atletico. Mathematically, the Catalans still have a chance but it is no longer in their hands and would depend on their rivals dropping points.