‘We have to win, there’s no other option’ – Pique says Barcelona have only one path to La Liga title

Blaugranes face leaders Atletico Madrid next weekend with a chance to reverse their two-point deficit in the table

Gerard Pique has said Barcelona need to beat Atletico Madrid next weekend to win La Liga after scoring a 3-2 win over Valencia on Sunday to keep their title hopes afloat.

With Real Madrid and Sevilla also in contention, Pique claimed “there is no other option” for the silverware besides knocking down Diego Simeone’s outfit – a difficult task for a Barcelona squad who hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the league for a month.

Barcelona are in third place in 34 appearances and are two points behind Atletico Madrid and tied on points with Real Madrid. Sevilla are four points behind the Blaugranes but have played one game less.

What was said?

“We won a game after the unexpected loss [vs Granada] to keep fighting until the end, “said Pique Movistar . “We are still there in the fight. We are there, that was the goal.

“We would like to be able to close the games earlier, these are dynamics and things that could happen. You have to analyze goal by goal, they shoot us less, but the problem is that all these shots go inside. Thursday did a lot of damage, but winning against Villarreal and Valencia gives us confidence.

“We are preparing for the Atlético Madrid game with the sole idea of ​​winning. It is in our hands. We have to win, there is no other option.”

Self-inflicted injury

Barcelona’s 2-1 midweek loss to Granada marked the first time they had lost at home to the Nazaries in their history, and it put control of the title race back in the hands of Atletico Madrid.

They kept up the pace as they beat Valencia on Sunday, but they remain under the pressure of needing perfection the rest of the time to overtake their top rivals.

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