Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits their season start hasn't been the best.

Barca, the two-time reigning Spanish champions, are currently fourth in La Liga, three points behind pacesetters Valencia after six matches.

Surprisingly, the Catalan giants have already dropped five points at home after losing 2-0 to promoted Hercules and being held by Mallorca.

Last season Barca took 55 from a possible 57 points at the Nou Camp and Xavi admits they can ill afford to slip up again in front of their own fans.

"We have dropped five points and that can't happen. We only dropped two all last season with the draw against Villarreal and these five points might be vital at the end of the season. Let's hope not, but five points are a lot to drop at home," said the world and European champion.