The best team wins La Liga by yousufmuhammad216


									Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero took a swipe at Barcelona in the
wake of his team's win against Sevilla by commenting on their differing
fortunes this season.
The two sides were both knocked out of the Champions League last week by
Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Barcelona have just the Copa del Rey final to
play for while Real are closing in on their 32nd La Liga title.
Both of the teams have been phenomenal this season otherwise, however, as
the two have racked up a combined total of 175 points this season. And
while Real scored 112 goals en route to their first La Liga win in four
seasons, Barcelona were the measliest defence having conceded just 26
goals in the current campaign.
In Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two rivals also have the
leading players of the division and the two are currently fighting it out
for the Pichichi trophy. Ronaldo and Messi are tied at 43 goals and with
three games remaining, their personal battle will most likely go down
till the very last minute of the final game of the season.
But Granero, who played in the game against Sevilla, was in full praise
of his side's achievements this season and enjoyed the way in which they
commanded the Andalucian side. He doesn't believe that there is any need
to compare as he stated that winning the league was proof enough that
Real were a superior side this season.
"We were superior to Sevilla and played an intense game, just like we've
done throughout the entire season," he commented after the game.
"We've been the best all year. The league title proves which is the best
and most regular side.
"We're happy [with the win] because this is another step towards
achieving our objective. It was important for us to win and people who
came to the Bernabeu were happy as they left the stadium.
"We proved we are capable of moving on after Wednesday's upset. I also
feel proud to receive the crowd's applause and affection."
He is not downbeat that Real exited the European competition and believes
that there is more to come in the coming season. He pointed out that in
manager Jose Mourinho's second season, the squad has become a tighter
unit and have gelled well and he believes that this squad harmony will
only improve with time.
"We wanted to reach the UCL final and it was a harsh blow to lose the tie
in a penalty shootout, but this team has always been able to pull through
and move on. We gave a serious performance today [Sunday] and showed we
want to win the championship," he opined.
"We always said Mourinho's second season could be better than the first
and we improved thanks to his confidence.
"We are more united and it's good for us players that he stays. I'm sure
next year will be even better."
Real could win the title if they beat Athletic Bilbao at Estadio San
Mames on Wednesday.

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