Suarez sends message to rivals after scoring brace

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/10/2019

Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez has sent a message to rival after scoring a brace against Inter Milan in their 2-1 win over the Italians team in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Suarez scored a volley to equalize for the home team in the 56th minute and in the 84th minute he got the winning goal for the Blaugrana.

"It's a very valuable victory against a direct rival," Suarez said afterward.

"We reacted, in some ways, to correct the errors of the first half. We knew that if we kept playing that way then we could lose.

"We were patient, and this is important because we created chances."

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Suarez credited Ernesto Valverde with Barcelona's stronger second-half performance and the alterations the coach made at half-time.

"He told us to be more organized when pressing," Suarez said about his boss's half-time team talk.

"That's why we have a coach, to correct these mistakes.

"It's also a compliment to the opponent because they have very quick players and they took advantage of the space we left."

Suarez hasn't started the season in rich goalscoring form, but he always backs himself to lead the line.

"Being the striker, you always try to help the team with goals and assists," he added.

"I characterize myself on hard work and never giving up the fight."

Many across Europe see Barcelona as the favourites to win the Champions League this season.

"We're at the best club in the world and everything is scrutinized," Suarez stated.

"Being strong and focused, knowing that we're the team to beat, is the mentality that we must have in the Champions League.

Barcelona will entertain Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday in their next game in the La Liga.