Luis Suarez has revealed what worried him most about playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar when he first joined Barcelona.

Barcelona trio Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi

The Uruguayan striker sealed a £73million transfer from Liverpool to the Spanish giants in 2014 – and his strike partners had already played a season together at the Nou Camp.

The forward was coming off the back of a very impressive campaign at Anfield, having scored 31 goals in 37 appearances.

But despite his confidence, Suarez was nervous about two things in particular.

“When I came to Barcelona, I had Neymar on one side and Lionel Messi on the other,” he explained to Otro . “And I thought, where am I going to play?

“Where am I going to do my job of running, fighting the defence and looking for open spaces so that the two best players in the world can optimize their space?.

“It’s all about adjusting in a clever way.”

In his first season, Suarez found the back of the net 25 times in 43 appearances. But after a year of playing alongside Messi and Neymar, the striker flourished.

Suarez scored a whopping 59 goals in 53 games in his second term at the club, and went on to lift La Liga and Copa del Rey trophies alongside his team-mates.

“Honestly, you’ll have a hard time finding a forward who isn’t selfish,” he added.

“The reality is that we need to be team players. We have to put the needs of the team first, and that means more camaraderie above personal interests.”


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