Is Barcelona in crisis? See what Xavi has to say

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Barcelona fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

This result means Barcelona have lost two of their last three games in all competitions.

Barcelona’s form has tailed off in recent weeks, and reports claim that Xavi had an emergency meeting with the players after the defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, Xavi has insisted that his team aren’t in a crisis.

“This is not comparable. This is not a crisis. I have been through some terrible crises here and this is not one,” Xavi told a news conference on Saturday.

Xavi however accepted that  his side must improve their side..

“I have dealt with criticism [from the media] all my life,” he added. “You almost get used to it. This is Barça and you have to accept it.

“We have played poorly in the last two games and we have to be honest. We have not been good enough or at the level of expectations.

“It affects me three times as much because I am a fan. When the team wins, I enjoy it three times as much, but when we don’t and there is criticism, I suffer three times as much at home with my family.”