There has been much debate in recent weeks over alleged favouritism shown by match officials to both Real Madrid and Barca in certain games and speaking at a Press conference on Friday, Guardiola tried to put the issue into perspective.
“If we are not first in the table it is not the fault of the referees, it’s ours,” he insisted. “The players believe they are capable of winning the league but I see it as very difficult. We are a long way off the leaders and Madrid never slip up. But despite everything, we will not throw in the towel.”
Barca face next-to-bottom Sporting Gij