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Gerard Pique expects Barcelona to win the league

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has insisted that his side will win La Liga if they continue to play like they did against Valencia on Sunday. 

The Catalans succumbed to a 2-1 defeat on home soil but dominated throughout proceedings. 

It has been a dire period for Barca, who crashed out of the Champions Lague at the hands of Atletico Madrid and have lost their last three consecutive matches in Spain's elite division. 

Despite the recent problems, Pique has suggested that the club can't be worried in their pursuit of redemption. 

They may well be struggling for form, but Enrique's side still sit at the summit of La Liga and still have every chance of winning the title this term.

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Pique certainly doesn't think that his teammates have thrown away the title just yet and expects the side to recover. 

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga

"We can't be worried when you look at the way we're playing," Pique said, as per the BBC.

"If we play like this we'll win the league, I'm convinced of that. Although it's a step backwards, playing this well will help the team mentally. We've recovered the sensations from a month ago."

Enrique reacts 

Barca boss Enrique has a similar notion to that of Pique's and believes that his side can't 'feel sorry' for themselves.

It's safe to say that, despite the club's latest setback, the Spanish coach was feeling rather optimistic following the contest.  

Enrique has insisted that his side have a 'marvellous challenge' in front of them and highlighted the fact that they will be crowned champions if they win their remaining five fixtures. 

"Feeling sorry for ourselves we won't win anything," Enrique said.

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga

"I think we have criticised ourselves when it has been necessary, but today is not a day to criticise my players, it is a day to congratulate them.

"In the second half the players gave a lesson in how to face a situation like this. Until the 93rd minute they were trying to equalise and that is something to highlight.

"We've got a marvellous challenge. If we win the five games remaining we will be champions. If there is a team capable of doing it - and much more given what they have done - it is this Barca."

Barca, then, will be desperate to get back to winning ways as they travel to Deportivo in their next clash. Real Madrid, meanwhile, will play host to Villarreal, while Atletico Madrid are set to take on Athletic Bilbao away from home. 

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