Barcelona boss Xavier Hernandez has admitted that his team were not at their best in their 1-0 win against Getafe in La Liga on Sunday.
The Blaugranas maintained their three-point lead at the top of the table with the slender win.
Speaking after the game, the Barca boss said:
“I don’t think we played well, we were off our game. We did not attack well. We did defend well. It is hard to attack against such a low block. We have to improve. But it was a really important win.”
“We kept a clean sheet. We were good without the ball, but we didn’t create enough. You could feel the mental tiredness from the Supercopa. It’s three points without playing well.”
Pedri scored the only goal of the game in the 35th minute for the Blaugranas. Despite controlling 68% of the possession, Barca failed to double their lead, ending the game with a total of eight attempts on goal.
Real Madrid, who won 2-0 against Athletic Club, remain hot on their heels with 41 points from 17 games.
With more than 22 games to go in the league, the fate of the La Liga title hangs in the balance.