Gerard Pique: “It’s a failure if Barcelona don’t win La Liga this season”

Barcelona defender Gérard Pique insists that this season will be tagged as a ‘failure’ if his side could not win the 2015-2016 La Liga title.

Barca sit on top of the league with just a point gap above heat up Madrid clubs thus Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid.

The Catalan side’s woes began from a 2-1 defeat in the El Classico and went ahead to lose two games on a trot against Real Sociedad and Valencia before a 2-0 win by Athletico Madrid to eliminate them from the Champions League.

And Pique said his side’s season will be judged as non grade. “We still have the league and the Copa del Rey two very exciting titles and we have to go for them.”

“As long as I have been at the club, if you do not win the league, it is a failure.”

Barcelona bounced back to winning ways with 8-0 and 6-0 wins over Deportivo La Curona and Sporting Dijon respectively and are still in contention for the La Liga and Copa Del Rey titles.

But the Spain international thinks the bad days came at the wrong time.

“It is normal to have potholes throughout the year but we had bad luck that they have arrived at those crucial moments. But we do not give them more importance, ” he said.

FC Barcelona will be up travelling to Real Betis for their next La Liga fixture on Saturday, 30th April 2016.