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The Catalan outfit suffered an agonising defeat in their El Clasico game at home to their rivals, who scored a winner in stoppage time thanks to Jude Bellingham completing a brace at the Nou Camp.
Gundogan was seething after the match, saying his team-mates were not 'angry' enough following the result and called for more 'frustration and disappointment'.
His public dressing down of the squad might have been one that caused friction - but Xavi said the entire squad agreed with his thoughts - as he revealed the German player clarified them with his team-mates.
'Conforming is not part of Barcelona's DNA,' he told the media ahead of their trip to Real Sociedad. 'There is a demand for excellence and to win here.
Barcelona boss Xavi has defended Ilkay Gundogan after he criticised the squad for their reaction to losing El Clasico
He insisted the entire team shared his anger that they were not emotional enough following the 2-1 loss to Real Madrid
'Gundogan's interview was spoken about within the dressing room, he clarified what he meant and there is no problem. No one has to tell us what the demands are at Barca -- especially me having spent my whole life at the club.
'We agree with Gundogan and