Khedira uneasy at trailing Barca

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira has admitted the team face a tough task in closing the gap between themselves and Barcelona in La Liga.

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A spell of inconsistency from defending champions Real Madrid has allowed title rivals Barcelona to open up an eight point gap at the top of the table.

Speaking to Marca, Khedira confessed his unease at trailing their strong Catalan competitors.

"Of course, it is difficult with a team as strong as Barcelona and with the difference in points between us and them, we do not have our destiny in our own hands and it is not a good feeling to have to wait for them to falter," he explained.

"But we will give it our best. If we can win our games and show some consistency in doing so then I am sure that something good will happen."

Jose Mourinho's side could have closed in on Barcelona had they emerged victorious in their recent El Clasico clash. The German considered Los Blancos to be the better team in the fixture and admitted they should have come away from the Camp Nou with three points.

"We would have liked to win. The development of the game was very positive for us, so we were upset at not being able to defeat them," Khedira stated.

As a result of the arrivals of Luka Modric and Michael Essien, Khedira has only made four La Liga starts for Real so far. Nonetheless, the former Sttugart player insisted that he was happy with his role in the team.

"Up to now, I have been lucky. I have been chosen to play in almost all the important matches," Khedira said.

"Mourinho knows what he does and what he has in me. This is my third year at Real, and when I've been fit I've almost always played."

Real Madrid welcome Celta Vigo to the Santiago Bernabeu for their La Liga fixture on October 21st.

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