Barcelona ace Gerard Pique has acknowledged the fact that 2015-16 season can be deemed a failure if the Catalans do not manage to win La Liga.
The Spanish champions surrendered a comfortable lead at the top of the league table in a period where they lost three on the trot as both Madrid-based clubs closed the gap that currently stands at a solitary point.
The downfall of the Blaugrana started since the El Clasico against nemesis Real Madrid, followed by defeats to Real Sociedad and Valencia.
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Goal.com quoted the Spain international saying: “It is normal to have potholes throughout the year but we had bad luck that they have arrived at those crucial moments. But we do not give them more importance.”
OPPOSITION FACE THE WRATH
Despite the recent slump in form, Barcelona were back to their very best registering impressive wins against Deportivo la Coruna as well as Sporting Gijon, winning 8-0 and 6-0 respectively.
Pique continued: “We still have the league and the Copa del Rey two very exciting titles and we have to go for them.”
However, he also admits that if the results of the next few games don’t go in Barca’s favour, the 2015-16 season would undoubtedly be a disaster.
“As long as I have been at the club, if you do not win the league, it is a failure.”
LIES WITH THEMSELVES
Luis Enrique’s men can find solace from the fact that their fate is in their own hands and they do not have to depend on others to triumph domestically.
“There are three league games and we are depending upon ourselves, but we may lose the league if we do not win matches. We in this club have to compete for the major titles and the league is [a major title].”
The Camp Nou outfit were predicted by experts to be the front-runners to emulate the treble win of last year – which they were on course to achieve after a 39-game undefeated streak earlier this term.
It was league rivals Atletico Madrid who halted their run in the Champions League by winning the tie over the two legs in the quarter-finals of the competition.
After Real Madrid were disqualified from the Copa del Rey, Barcelona became the favourites to win and they meet Sevilla on May 23 in the final.
The Catalonia giants lead the league standings with 82 points, Atletico Madrid are level on points but separated on goal difference while Zinedine Zidane's side are third with 81 after 35 games.
The next few matches are undoubtedly going be an enthralling experience for the fans as we enter the final weeks of a truly enthralling season in Spain.