The Blaugrana defender says his side will remain focused on their upcoming matches to win the league title.
with a 3-2 result in their crucial league match on Sunday.Gabriel Paulista
scored the opener for Valencia at the beginning of the second half. Having missed a penalty in the 57th minute,Lionel Messi
scored the equalizer with a spectacular free-kick five minutes later.Antoine Griezmann
’s strike in the 63rd minute put the Catalans ahead and Messi completed his brace six minutes later. The Bats tried to mount a comeback afterCarlos Soler
’s late strike, but his goal was not enough for Javi Gracia’s team to escape the defeat. In a post-match interview,
has spoken about his side’s determination to continue fighting for the league title.
“We knew that we would not have quiet games,”
, reported viaMundo Deportivo
“We continue in the fight. The goal is to be there at the end of the season.
“The only focus now is on play Atletico, and win. We have to beat them anyway and then there is Real Madrid v Sevilla.
“I hope we will be leaders next weekend, but even if someone else is, I would not put my hand on fire for them as league champions.”
Barcelona will faceAtletico Madrid
in a title-deciding battle next weekend. The Catalans currently sit third in La Liga, two points behind the Rojiblancos at the top of the table.