Gerard Pique has insisted that Barcelona “will win the League if we play like this” after Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia.
Barca suffered three straight La Liga defeats for the first time in 13 years as Lionel Messi’s 500th career goal faded into insignificance, but the defender was encouraged by how his side played and thus adamant they had regained their “feelings”
“We have zero concerns,” the defender said after the game.
“We deserved more, but we leave the game with our heads held high and we’ll win the League if we play like this, I’m convinced of it.
“These setbacks lead to great reflection, but you can’t stop. The team are doing what they did two or three weeks ago.
“We’ve exhausted our margin of error, but I’d rather play well and lose than win and play badly and I’m convinced we’ll do this.
“Psychologically, we’re well, and I leave [the game] with positive feelings. It’s still in our hands and we’ll move forward.
“We’re capable of winning five [games] out of five and we’ll need to.
“Although it’s a step back, mentally it’ll help the team as we played well and recovered the feelings of a month ago.”