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Busquets: Barca must learn

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets wants his side to learn from the disappointments of this season to ensure there is no repeat in the future.

Barca look set to end the campaign without any major silverware for the first time in six years after being held to a 2-2 home draw by struggling Getafe on Saturday.

That result means Barca now need in-form leaders Atletico Madrid to lose one of their next two games against Levante or Malaga if the Catalan giants are to have any hope of retaining their title when they host Diego Simeone's pacesetters on the final day.

With Atletico having won their last nine games in La Liga while conceding just one goal, that prospect seems unlikely and the Barca players seemed resigned to their fate following the Getafe match.

However, Busquets is already looking to next season as Barca attempt to bounce back from a turbulent campaign both on and off the pitch.

The Spain international midfielder told Canal Plus: "The league is all but over for us. We have to learn for the coming years.

"We have two games left and we have to try to finish as strong as possible because we play for the best club in the world.

"Hopefully next season will be better."

He added of the Getafe game: "We conceded goals that we should not have conceded, the fault lies with the whole team.

"In these recent weeks we haven't been on form, but we pulled through with our games, the chance of something happening like today was a possibility."

Midfielder Pedro Rodriguez admitted the players were "really down and devastated" after seeing their title hopes pretty much ended, but is also hoping for a brighter future.

"We need to finish the season and then think about next season.

I think we have a great squad to be able to carry on doing great things."