Sergio Busquets says Barcelona are not giving up on the title just yet despite dropping points again on Tuesday night at the Camp Nou.
Quique Setien’s side were held to a 2-2 draw by Atletico Madrid that leaves them a point behind Real Madrid who also have a game in hand.
Busquets admits it will be difficult to retain their title now and said the team had found it tough going since La Liga restarted.
“To fight for the title is really complicated if you drop points in two games but we’ll keep fighting to the end. We know it’s going to be difficult but we are going to try.
“We were leaders and so in the perfect situation before the break and I think it’s been difficult for us after the break. Some games we’ve played better, others we haven’t, but dropping points today and at the weekend means we are a little bit further away from our goal which is to retain the title.”
Real Madrid can move four points clear on Thursday if they beat Getafe, while Barcelona are back in action on Sunday at Villarreal.