Andres Iniesta is confident that Barcelona will bounce back form their two straight defeats, as he believes it is only a dip in form, according to Sky Sports.
Barcelona lost mid-week against Ajax in the Champions League, on Wednesday at the Amsterdam Arena, having gone 2-0 down before half-time.
Then at the weekend, Gerardo Martino's unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a 1-0 defeat away to Athletic Bilbao, with the prodigal Iker Muinain netting the winner.
But the Spanish midfielder was keen to affirm his stance that the season is a race and not a sprint.
"This is a race and you have to and you have to stand up and try to be better." He continued.
"This team isn't one bit weaker than we were two weeks ago."
The La Liga holders still sit top of the Spanish league on 40 points and have only lost one and drawn one of their last 15 games, having beaten Real Madrid in the process.
They have also scored 42 goals, only conceding nine, and sit top of their group in the Champions League, having already qualified for the knock-out stages, with one game remaining against Celtic.
But the 29-year-old has stated himself and his team don't like losing, whatever the circumstances.
"Sometimes things don't go how you want, not for lack of anything, just because circumstances don't allow it. There is concern when you lose but you try to put it right."
Barcelona got knocked out of two tournaments last year, firstly losing to Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey, before being battered by Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final, over two legs, losing 7-0 on aggregate.
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