Busquets ready for ‘toughest battle’

Sergio Busquets admits Barcelona dropped points “at an important moment” against Las Palmas but is ready for their “toughest battle” with Atletico Madrid.

Barca’s Liga lead was cut to just five points ahead of Sunday’s showdown with second-placed Atleti after they drew 1-1 with Las Palmas on Thursday, but Busquets felt his side were still in “a privileged position”.

“We’re still in a privileged position, although the toughest battle will be on Sunday,” the midfielder said after the game.

“These are two points that we dropped at an important moment, but we knew that it was a difficult place to go, even if [Las Palmas] are near the bottom.”

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