Busquets: We must keep focused

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has claimed his side will not be easing off in the La Liga title race, despite having a commanding lead at the top. 

The Spanish international was speaking after a Lionel Messi-inspired performance saw them beat Espanyol 2-0 in the Catalan derby to maintain their 10 point lead over Atletico Madrid. 

"We do have a big advantage and we have been difficult to beat this season.

"But we remember a few years ago we were in a similar position and made it difficult for ourselves.

"We will continue until it is decided mathematically."

Barcelona had to wait until the 70th minutes for Messi to find a breakthrough against the stubborn local rivals, but Busquets believes the home side deserved their win.

"They played very defensively today, but the important is that we won and i think it was justified."

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