Next Match: at home to Villarreal, December 14
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group H)
Xavi Hernandez has insisted the Barcelona squad are not worried after suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Ajax and Athletic Bilbao, instead criticising the high level of expectation placed on the team by outsiders. "We're more concerned by what people on the outside are saying than with ourselves," he told Radio Catalunya. "People tend to look just at results. There's a sense of negativity that surrounds us which doesn't help. We are leaders in our Champions League group and in the League, but you are judged on how you finish the season. The problem is that at Barcelona, you are judged every single day. We always think the glass is half empty."