Liverpool icon wasn’t confident of ability ahead of Barcelona move

Luis Suarez has admitted that he was unsure whether he was good enough to play for Barcelona when he left Liverpool in 2014, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Suarez has been one of the stand-out players for the Catalans this term, already notching an incredible 43 goals with two months remaining in the campaign.

The Uruguay international joined Barca from the Reds in a deal worth £75million after almost carrying Liverpool to the title, yet had to wait four months to make his debut after receiving a world football ban from FIFA following his bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup.

However, Suarez went on to help Barcelona win another treble last season, and has continued his fine form alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in the attacking trident.

But the 29-year-old wasn’t confident of his abilities prior to the switch, claiming that he didn’t believe he was good enough to play for the mighty Barcelona.

He said: “I dreamed of playing for Barcelona, but even I didn’t believe I was good enough to be Barca’s No 9.

“You always dream of playing with the best and now I’m doing just that, with [Lionel] Messi, Neymar, [Andres] Iniesta, [Sergio] Busquets and so on.”

Barca could repeat their treble this year, with the club leading La Liga and still in both domestic and European cup competitions.

 


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