Thursday, 30 October 2014
Suarez made the difference, says Luis Enrique
The Blaugrana trainer was impressed by the Uruguay international's performance versus Espanyol and insisted they have forgotten about their loss versus Real Madrid
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique felt Luis Suarez excelled after overcoming Espanyol on penalties (1-1 AET) in the Catalan Super Cup on Wednesday night.
The Uruguay international featured from the start in Girona and showed his class early on with a fine assist for Gerard Pique's opening goal before he was replaced at half-time.
Luis Enrique was thoroughly impressed with the ex-Liverpool attacker's contribution and stressed that it was Suarez who made the difference during his time on the pitch.
"Suarez played very well. He got most of his actions right," Luis Enrique told the official Barcelona website.
"He made a difference to the game every minute he played.
"He shows mobility and eagerness, like the rest of the squad."
The Barcelona coach then went on to stress that he was happy with his side's overall performance, before claiming they have forgotten about their Clasico defeat and are keen to get back to winning ways against Celta de Vigo at the weekend.
"The team was in absolute control of the game. I was very pleased with their attitude and the way they tried to go for the game.
"Matches like these help to get the players into the rhythm of playing games and becoming more important to the team.
"The squad have clearly forgotten the situation last week and we’re now focusing on the game with Celta on Saturday."
Last week's defeat at the hands of Madrid saw Sevilla go level on points with Barcelona atop of the table, with Real Madrid chasing the leaders by one point.