Gerard Pique says Barcelona can return to being an “unstoppable” force despite a poor run of form that has seen them slip six points adrift in the La Liga title race.
Barca were denied the chance to reduce Real Madrid’s lead at the top of the table to three points at the Camp Nou on Saturday after Sergio Ramos’s last-minute equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for the visitors.
The Catalan club have now gone three games without a win in all competitions, while they have drawn their last three in the league, but Pique is confident his side can turn their season around.
“Everything is going right for Real Madrid and the goal in the 90th minute keeps their unbeaten run going, but experience tells me that this [the season] is very long,” Pique is quoted as saying by Sport.
“The first year of Luis Enrique [in charge of Barcelona], in 2014-15, we were in a similar situation. They were on a great run of form and had a four-point lead, [and we still won the title].
“It all depends on ourselves and how we play football. If we recover our style, which we in part recovered today, we’re unstoppable and we can turn things around. We’re on a good path, we’ve competed for the whole game and you have to be calm because there’s a long way to go. I’ve seen worse situations.”
Barcelona will hope to return to winning ways when they take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday in the Champions League — where they are already through to the round of 16 as group winners — while they will aim to get their title challenge back on track at Osasuna next Saturday.