Luis Enrique tried to see the 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the positive way, as he stated that this solitary point meant that Barcelona are now closer to their objective by the same. The club are hoping to defend the league title that they won in style last season.
After opening up a nine-point lead over second placed Atletico Madrid, the club are some favourites to win the title with a few games left in hand. La Liga still has eight matchdays left in its schedule. Winning the title early will also help the Catalan club to focus on the Champions League.
They can become the first club to defend title and they are once again favourites for the same. They have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they will come up against Spanish opponents in the form of Atletico Madrid. Other top teams still left in the competition and those that represent a potential threat for Barcelona dominance include Paris St Germain, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. Defender Gerard Pique recently stated that Barcelona are very much looking forward to winning the league title as early as possible. PSG were recently crowned as the French champions with several weeks of the league schedule still left.
“We’re one point closer to our objective.Our nearest rivals lost yesterday so we have gained a point. It’s a positive day for us as we’re one point closer to our objective. We were close to getting three points but we also nearly lost, so I’m positive. Every point we gain on the team chasing us is fantastic.Once the game began, our players understood how the game was going to be. We weren’t distracted, but Villarreal have a great understanding,” said Luis Enrique, who also had to deny suggestions about complacency within the squad.