Cesc said: "It was a very hard-fought match. Despite it all, it's a shame to play on a pitch like this, on such a dry field where the ball is so painfully slow.
"We had a lot of chances that we weren't able to capitalise on.
"We weren't expecting to be three points behind Real Madrid at this point in the competition, but there's a lot of Liga still left to be played. They're still favourites to win it."