Luis Suarez insists Barcelona are only “human” after their surprise loss to Alaves which was followed up with an outstanding win against Celtic on Tuesday.
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The former Liverpool man netted twice and offered Messi an assist, as Barca mercilessly avenged their 2-1 defeat to Alaves over the weekend. Messi has scored a record sixth hat trick in the tournament so far.
La Blaugranas bashed Celtic’s hope of a win or draw in the game with a 7-0 thrashing during the teams’ Champions League opener.
“There were many games in which we weren’t together,” the striker explained to TV3 in a post-match interview.
“There were the holidays and Neymar was at the Olympics, but now we have the chance of enjoying [our football] together again.
“We were starters and enjoyed helping the team to get our first three points in the Champions League.
“We’re human beings. It’s normal to have a bad day. We know the League is long and that we dropped three points we didn’t expect [to drop], but now we know we must rely on ourselves because otherwise the League can make things difficult for us.”
So does Suarez believe he can repeat his 58-goal haul of last season in this?
“[Talking about a possible chance of repeating his 58-goal magic from last season] Exceeding last season’s number of goals is very difficult, what matter are the objectives at group level,” he replied.
Suarez scored 59 goals in 53 appearances during last season’s campaign.