Xavi Hernandez Eyes 'Historic' Chance for Title-Chasing Barcelona

Victory would secure an eighth league title for Xavi Hernandez and a seventh for the departing Carles Puyol and Victor Valdes, but he insists the most decorated squad in Barcelona's history still have the hunger to succeed.

updated: May 16, 2014 17:25 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has admitted he was too quick to write off his side's La Liga title chances as they host Atletico Madrid on Saturday knowing a win will hand them a fifth title in six years.

Xavi was amongst a number of players who claimed Barca's chance had gone with a 2-2 draw at home to Getafe two weeks ago, but a remarkable end to the tightest title race in years in Spain in which the top three have failed to win in their last seven combined games has gifted the Catalans a second chance to be champions.

"We thought that we didn't have a chance and perhaps we threw the towel in too soon," said the Spanish international.

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