Getafe coach Michel praised Barcelona after they secured a 2-1 win over his side on Saturday, and is sure it's just a matter of time before the Blaugrana wrap up the Primera Division title race.
''They have already ordered the trophy,'' Michel said during his press conference after the game.
''There's no point asking if they'll win it, the question is when.''
However, the former midfielder was left to rue the excessive respect he felt his players showed to the Catalan juggernauts.
"You realise that players have to enter the field but we must forget about reputations. Sometimes it feels that too much respect is given to teams like [Real] Madrid and Barcelona, and that makes things so much easier for them.''
Michel then confessed that even if his players had upped their game, it would still have been difficult to beat Barca at Camp Nou.
"Even if we raised our level, they would have raised their game to an even more superior level. Still, maybe we could've done something if we had played the whole match like we did in the second half."
Michel bemoaned the poor clearance that led to the opening goal of the game, scored by Dani Alves.
''It was not so much a goalscoring chance, but if you give a player like Alves such an opportuinity, it will be a goal."
Getafe remain in 11th place on 34 points following the defeat.