Luis Figo: League is wide open now

Luis Figo: League is wide open now


Former Real Madrid and Barcelona winger Luis Figo says the form the Nou Camp side are in right now is not normal but it means the league is wide open.

Luis Enrique’s team has only picked up one point in their last four La Liga matches, allowing Atletcio de Madrid to draw level on points with them and Real to sit just one point behind with five games to go.

The Portuguese, who played for Los Cules for five years before making a controversial switch to the Santiago Bernabeu said what fans are seeing now is not normal.

“What’s happened to Barca isn’t normal. To lose so many games in a row is not logical, but when you’re in that situation, everything goes wrong.These are issues in the dynamic, it doesn’t only depend on the quality of players. But the league is open and anything can happen,” he told Sport.

He also touched on the fact that he is still hated by many in Cataluña but insists he never wishes any team to do badly.

He commented: “I don’t celebrate when other teams lose, it doesn’t bring me any happiness,” said the former Portugal star. “I’m a sportsman, I have nothing against Barca – but you [the press] have something against me. I spent five amazing years there, I went for sporting and financial reasons and for a lack of recognition.  Honestly, on Saturday I played golf, on Sunday I played golf, and my life does not depend on Barca or Madrid. I’m happier doing other things”