Xavi has jumped to the defence of Barcelona coach Tata Martino.

Last week's defeat at Real Sociedad has local press speculating about Martino's future beyond the end of this season.

"People always look for scapegoats. The gaffer has been made to carry the can and that's not fair. We win and lose as a team," said Xavi.

"The coach is self-critical and that is to his credit."

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