Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has criticised fans for whistling the players after the Catalan club's inconsistent start.
Following the historic treble of last season, their fortunes have taken a turn and the problems are beginning to mount at the Camp Nou.
The Blaugrana have lost two of their last three La Liga matches and the knee injury to Lionel Messi has further compounded their woes.
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However, the former Liverpool has said he fails to understand why the Barcelona fans are jeering their team so soon after their unrivaled success.
In an interview on the television show 'Hat Trick Barca' on regional Catalan channel TV3, the Uruguayan, as per AS, said: "It does not make any sense that they whistle the team. It's not enjoyable for them to whistle for nothing, without any reason.
"Everything was brilliant when the treble was won, when the European Super Cup was won, and now for one or two losing games they're criticising the side for a few things, which I do not think makes sense."
Luis Enrique's men have somewhat struggled this season: two defeats against Las Palmas and Sevilla leave them sitting fourth in La Liga.
Early signs indicate they will also struggle in the absence of their Argentine superstar - an unconvincing 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen was the catalyst for disapproval from the stands.
Their defeat to Los Rojiblancos will only prove to increase the pressure on the players when they return to the Camp Nou for their game with Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
The defending champions do have a relatively easy buildup to the Clasico on November 22, so the loss of Messi may not prove too costly, providing he is fit for that highly anticipated night.
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