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Adriano admits Barcelona must not stumble again

Barcelona defender Adriano says they cannot stumble again today against Almeria.

Adriano has called for his side to produce more intensity after they conceded ground in the title race following their shock defeat to Real Sociedad.

"We are very much looking forward to this chance to turn the page following the game in Anoeta," Adriano told a pre-match press conference. "All we are thinking about is winning everything from now on.

"We learn from defeats and what happened at Real Sociedad taught us a lesson. We need to be more intense to make sure nothing like that happens again."

The players and Martino have come in for some strong criticism this week, but Adriano added: "Personally, I take criticism as something positive and use it to try to improve, (although) sometimes we have come in for criticism that we haven't understood.

"We are still alive in three competitions and now have to try to make up the lost ground between us and Real Madrid."

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