Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman has called for realistic expectations regarding a title challenge this season.
Barcelona have a torrid season off field and it has obviously affected the club on the pitch.
Losing their president, their legendary player wanting to leave, now the former president in jail, squad disarray and it can be said that Barca are a club in trouble.
“As the coach and the players we have to be more realistic,” Koeman told reporters. “We cannot change our minds and opinions about the team’s chances to win something all the time.
“We know we have the [Copa del Rey] final and have a chance to win a big trophy in Spain. And depending on the results of the team we can fight for the title.
“We’re several points behind Atletico Madrid and we can’t lose any more points because then our objective will change and that’s difficult.
“Hopefully at the end of the season we can say that, despite some problems, we have done well and that we have won a title. And that would be great.”