But while retaining second place in La Liga is important, Spain international Albiol accepts the Champions League and the Copa del Rey - they meet Atletico in the final in May - are now the priority.
He told the club's official website: "It's clear that La Liga is out of reach. But we have the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, which are in the knock-out stages, and that's our strong suit. You have to focus 100 per cent on these competitions, but without forgetting about La Liga.
"It's our obligation to finish at least second, which means we have to keep adding three points and hope that Atletico lose ground."