Defiant Gerard Pique insists there is ‘definitely’ still a title race in LaLiga as Barcelona move within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid after victory over Sevilla
- Gerard Pique has insisted Barcelona are ‘definitely’ in a race for the LaLiga title
- Barca beat Sevilla 2-0 to go within two points of league leaders Atletico Madrid
- Pique said the team is ‘one to believe in’ despite some bad results like PSG loss
Gerard Pique has made clear that Barcelona remain in a race for the LaLiga title after winning against Sevilla on Saturday.
Goals from Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele clinched a crucial win over championship rivals Sevilla, who now sit five points behind Barca in fifth place.
Ronald Koeman’s men are second in the league with the victory putting them just two points behind Atletico Madrid, although they have two games in hand.
Gerard Pique insists that Barcelona are ‘definitely’ in a LaLiga title race against Atletico Madrid
Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 on Saturday to move just two points behind league leaders Atletico
Speaking to reporters after the match, Pique insisted the contest was far from over.
‘There’s a title race, definitely,’ he said.
‘Sevilla, at home, didn’t have a shot on target nor created clear chances.’
The win was Barcelona’s second in successive league matches, and extends an unbeaten streak to 15 LaLiga games. Atletico, however, are stuttering and have taken just one point from their previous two matches.
However, Barcelona’s form outside the league leaves something to be desired, with a 2-0 deficit to overcome against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey semi-final next week. Barca were also hammered 4-1 at home by Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League last 16.
Despite losing 4-1 to PSG in the Champions League, Pique said Barcelona still have belief
Despite the poor results, Pique is adamant Barcelona can turn their fortunes around.
‘We’ve seen much worse things and the team, despite those two games (against Sevilla and PSG), is one to believe in this year,’ he said.
‘It’s not an ideal situation, but I’m confident in the team. Everything is in our head. If we turn it around on Wednesday (against Sevilla), the season changes completely.
‘We’d be in the final of the Copa, (and) we’re still alive in La Liga.’