Valverde: Madrid still in title race


The Galacticos' rocky league form shows no sign of letting up following their shock 1-0 loss at home against Villarreal on Saturday.

However, despite Los Blancos sitting fourth in the Spanish top-flight and even 10 points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, Barca boss Valverde knows the title race will continue until there is a mathematical certainty.

"Maybe Real Madrid can see other teams are closer on the table and they say that but I don't think any team has already given up on LaLiga," said Valverde after Barca's 4-2 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

"Atletico Madrid don't, Valencia don't and of course Real Madrid don't think that way despite the fact that the gap is really big and important.

"I wouldn't give up and I think they haven't give up yet."