‘The league is almost impossible’: Luis Suarez concedes LaLiga title to rivals Real Madrid as striker admits Barcelona only have themselves to blame after letting vital points slip
- Barcelona are four points behind leaders Real Madrid with two games to play
- Zinedine Zidane’s side are odds-on to claim first LaLiga title since 2016-17
- Suarez admits that Barcelona have themselves to blame after dropped points
- They have drawn three matches since the Spanish season resumed in June
Barcelona sit four points behind their fierce rivals with just two matches of the season remaining and it would take a miracle from here to prevent Real winning their first title since 2016-17.
Zinedine Zidane‘s team face fifth-place Villarreal on Thursday night in their penultimate fixture before a visit to relegation strugglers Leganes on Sunday.
Luis Suarez has conceded the LaLiga title to Real Madrid, saying it is ‘almost impossible’ that Barcelona can make up the four point deficit with just two matches remaining
The Uruguayan has scored four times since the season resumed but Barcelona trail their rivals
Barcelona, meanwhile, host Osasuna on Thursday before concluding their season with a visit to Alaves.
And Suarez admitted it is highly unlikely they’ll win a third consecutive league title having seen their form stutter since the restart with costly draws against Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid.
He told Diario Sport: ‘If you have to be honest, the league is almost impossible.
‘It is clear that the game against Sevilla [a goalless draw] is a game that makes things very difficult for you. We had options to get ahead.
‘That day was important but in Vigo [a 2-2 draw] it was key. We lost our great opportunity.
‘If we had beaten Celta, we would have been better off against Atletico. The blow was in Vigo, the goal in the last minute from [Iago] Aspas. It hurt.
‘Now we have to finish well and go for the Champions League.’
Suarez said the equaliser scored by Iago Aspas for Celta Vigo made a crucial difference
Suarez has urged his Barcelona team-mates to refocus on winning the Champions League
Uruguayan striker Suarez, 33, has scored four times since football in Spain returned following the Covid-19 pandemic but it doesn’t look like being enough for Quique Setien and his team.
‘In LaLiga, you have to be self-critical: we let it escape ourselves. We are aware that we depended on ourselves and not look for any excuse,’ Suarez told Mundo Deportivo.
‘Now, for our pride and for the prestige of Barca, we have to win the two remaining games and then focus squarely on the title we can fight for, which is the Champions League.
‘If those of us on the team can perform at the level of why we are in this club, we can beat anyone. A failure in a match can be expensive.
‘That is why we have to be very vigilant and we need everyone to be able to get the Champions League.’
Barcelona are set to play Napoli on August 8 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the score tied 1-1 from the first game in February .
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