Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not looking for excuses after his side were held to a goalless draw by Malaga on Wednesday.
Barca are yet to concede a goal in five Liga matches this season but they were far from their best against Malaga, failing to register a shot on target for the first time in the league since 2003-04.
But despite his side's uncharacteristic performance, Luis Enrique remains confident.
"We lacked precision in the final metres. But at no time has [this] jeopardized the outcome," Luis Enrique said post-game.
"We need to develop more plays. We have been too direct in many occasions.
"Malaga have played well and had a very high intensity level. It's a game that has cost us but it's clearly a successful one for our rivals.
"In some ways they were better than us. The result is fair."
Luis Enrique added: "We must continue. Players are not machines, you must understand that every three days we are competing."Much work remains, we are in the right line, we have known suffering, it is finding solutions and not excuses."