Luis Suárez: The challenge is to keep winning

Suárez in a moment during the interview / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Uruguayan striker highlights the team’s ambition and desire to keep winning in an interview with the Club’s official media

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“The negative was six months without playing but it also allowed them to settle into the dressing room and learn in training. You have seen what they can do in matches and how they settled and how that has helped the team.”

He comes into the Málaga game with 29 goals in 29 games this season, leading the race to become pichichi (league top scorer) even though his focus is only on the league table. In an interview with and Barça TV, Luis Suárez reveals that this team is still hungry: “We are aware that winning a second consecutive Champions League is not easy because nobody has done it. It’s a challenge to keep winning things and because we are the best team in the world, we want to continue winning.”

The first test of that comes this Saturday in La Rosaleda against a team who have always made life hard for Barça in recent meetings. “The games against Málaga have always been tough and they are one of the teams who have caused us most problems. Last season we lost at home and drew away and this season we won at home 1-0 with a goal from Thomas Vermaelen right at the death. They know us well and we will have to be very careful,” warned the Uruguayan.

The trident

One of the standout characteristics of this team is the threesome upfront, Suárez, Messi and Neymar. The Barça number 9 let slip a secret: “On and off the field we get on very well, nobody feels better than the other and that is very important. We are more for the team and the group. People see that we are enjoying the moment and each of us are happy when one of us scores or creates a goal.”

Of Neymar the striker said: “More and more he does more difficult things and at some point he will be the best in the world.” As for Messi, Suárez simply said: “Everyone knows what I think about Leo, he is the best in the world and out there on the field he inspires pure admiration, off it he is very calm and relaxed. As a team mate he treated just like the others from the first day and that has helped me a lot.”