Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says the club have a “tough year ahead” after their worst league start for 25 years.
Ernesto Valverde’s side, champions of Spain in four of the last five seasons, suffered their second defeat of the campaign against Granada on Saturday to drop to seventh in the table.
A return of seven points from five games is their worst since the 1994-95 season under Johan Cruyff.
“It’s a worrying defeat, a defeat that hurts,” Suarez told AS.
“And it’s a defeat that we have to take a real good look at. There are lots of things that we have to improve.
“There’s a long way to go yet, but these are the types of games that win you the title.
“We have to be tougher if we’re going to win the league. We have a tough year ahead of us.”