Suárez is right as the Catalans will not want to play catch up with Real Madrid who look set to storm away under manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Uruguayan has scored twice already in the Champions League but his goal against Córdoba in his team’s 5-0 thrashing, was his first in the Spanish League.
This might be the impetus Suárez needs to get back into his scoring habit as he’s been out of action for months following his FIFA ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup. Barcelona took a huge risk and gambled on the striker and as of yet, he hasn’t been exactly firing on all four cylinders and has failed to net a goal in La Liga until Saturday against Córdoba.
Speaking to Barça’s official website, the 27 year old said: “I did break my duck but it was more important for the team to get the three points. Now we need to get some rest and start thinking about our next matches.”
“I know I am a striker and I have to score goals, but I was sure that with my team-mates’ help I’d eventually get one.”
“I wasn’t obsessed with it because I knew I was helping the team to get good results. Of course it’s always important to get goals in the league, but I wasn’t panicking.”
The win will also boost the Catalan side’s morale as the club are just a point off Real Madrid, who have played a game more heading into the winter break.