The loss has seen the future of coach Tata Martino questioned.
"The criticism is coming from people from outside the club that want to do us harm. It's just a slagging off, nothing objective. These days, many ridiculous things have been said, but the team is calm about it," said the defender during an Adidas promotional event.
"We're doing fine in all three of the competitions and we're out to win every one of them. It's important that in all three it's up to us. We have to be united."
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