Barca Comeback Is Possible, Says Suarez

By Concise News Correspondent

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez/Photo: AFP
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez/Photo: AFP

Luis Suarez is confident Barcelona can still reach the quarter-final stage of the Uefa Champions League, despite their 4-0 round of 16 first leg spanking by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

A turnaround for Barca will make them the first side to overcome a four-goal deficit in the competition.

And as the Catalan side prepare for the reverse fixture on 8 March, Suarez has not lost hope.

“It is difficult to lose like that, particularly in the last 16 of the Champions League, but I think this team is capable of turning around the situation,” Suarez said at a charity event on Friday.

“We have to convince ourselves. We are all culpable. When we win, we win together and the same when the opposite happens.

“This team has made history by winning the treble, for winning many things in the last few years and if we want to make history as a team, then we have to focus on turning this tie around.

“It is a great challenge and we are looking forward to it.”

Enrique’s tactics were questioned by midfielders Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, whilst he confronted a reporter for Catalan TV station TV3 in a fiery post-match interview.

The former Barca captain has won eight trophies in his three seasons in charge, but Enrique’s future was already in doubt as his contract expires at the end of the season.

And Suarez insists Enrique should have the right to decide whether he continues next season.

“We have had good times thanks to him and now we are all suffering together and between us have to move forward,” he added.

“The coach is old and mature enough… to know what decision he has taken or will take.

“We will accept whatever decision he makes.”

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