Sergio Busquets has appeared to criticise Barcelona officials for reducing the number of players in the club's first-team squad.
However, after two players, including Busquets, were suspended for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Napoli next month, the midfielder has indicated that he has been left unhappy with the situation.
Speaking to reporters, the Spaniard said: "[Nelson] Semedo and I were one booking away from a ban so we were always running that risk.
"We hope [Gerard] Pique's injury is nothing serious but we will take on the second leg with what we have. We don't have a deep squad because, unfortunately, that's how it was planned."
Barcelona currently hold a slender advantage over the Italian outfit on away goals.