Monday Apr 29, 2019. 10:00
Nigeria and Levante winger Moses Simon says Barcelona fully deserve their La Liga title, with the Catalan club having mathematically secured the championship this past weekend.
Simon played 45 minutes of Levante’s 1-0 loss at Camp Nou against Barcelona, the result which Ernesto Valverde’s team needed to secure top spot for 2018/19.
“Barcelona deserves to be La Liga champions, they have been consistent as a team, congratulations to them,” Simon told Nigeria’s Football Live.
“It was a difficult match against La Liga champions,” he added. “I think in the first half we gave them too much respect as a team, we sat too deep in our half.
“In the second half we came out to play and we got few chances to level score after Messi scored the only goal of the match, but that is football for you anyway. It has come and gone.
“Our focus is the next match we have to give it all so as to remain in La Liga next season.”
Levante are in danger of being pulled into a relegation scrap with the likes of Celta de Vigo, Real Valladolid and Girona in the remainder of the campaign.
Their next La Liga clash is at home to Rayo Vallecano next Saturday, May 4.