Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has urged his team to show ‘they are the best in the world’.
The Blaugrana have come in for criticism in recent weeks following losses to Ajax in the Champions League and Athletic Bilbao domestically.
“Barcelona are the best team in the world and we are always looking to improve,” he told the club’s official website.
“But other teams have done their homework on Barça, and winning a game before kicking a ball is impossible.
“We have to show that we are the best team in the world and win every game.
“It’s not a crime [to lose] and there’s no hurry. We lost the game, but we are professionals, we have great players in the squad and we know what we have to do.
“We did some self analysis and looked to improve. It's what we do every day in training, working with the coaching team.
Song is into his second season at Camp Nou following his move from Arsenal.
“It’s much better this season, because when you come to a new country with a new language and a new culture, you need time to adapt.
“I came to a great family here and was welcomed with open arms.
“Cesc is like a brother. He helped me from the start and all has gone great.
“Now I feel good, and understand the language better, even though I don’t speak it very well. Life here is great, my adaptation has been smooth and I’m really happy here.”