Ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez ‘very critical’ of early Barcelona form

The Uruguayan attacker has admitted that he had a slow start to life at Camp Nou and is glad to be contributing positively.

Luis Suarez made his Barcelona debut in the Blaugrana’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the first Clasico fixture of the season and is set for his second meeting with the European champions later today.

The former Liverpool striker started slowly in his early days at the Catalan club, with the Uruguayan forward not showing his best form for his new employers immediately.

However, with the South American star now starting to hit top gear and scoring goals for Luis Enrique’s side, Suarez has admitted that he has been relieved that his form has improved.

"I'm pleased and I feel I'm helping the team and that takes a weight off my shoulders,” Marca quote Suarez as saying.

“There was a time when I was very critical of myself, and not only for my lack of goals, but because I felt I wasn't helping the team and that was what worried me.

“With regards to scoring, I knew the goals would come.”

Suarez has formed a formidable attacking triumvirate with Lionel Messi and Neymar, and recently scored twice against Manchester City in a Champions League victory in England.

Suarez was a key reason behind Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge last season, with his departure in the summer hurting the Reds’ early season form in 2014-15.

The former Kop hero has netted seven La Liga goals and provided nine assists this season so far for the current Spanish top flight leaders and will be keen to add his first Clasico goals against Madrid today.

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