Luis Suarez has been a prolific goal scorer all his life, says Barcelona manager Luis Enrique
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique insists that Luis Suarez will keep up his impressive scoring record in the second half of the 2015/16 campaign for Barcelona. The manager stated that he has no doubt about Suarez’s goal scoring abilities and also said that the Uruguayan has been a prolific goal scorer throughout his career at different clubs.
Suarez currently leads the La Liga goal scoring charts with 15 goals and also scored against Real Betis in midweek. Barcelona are currently second behind leaders Atletico Madrid in the league table but have played a game less and could take pole position if they win the game in hand. Suarez has been a key figure for Barcelona ever since he signed from Liverpool and is in fine form this term helping the Blaugrana to a record third Club World Cup triumph.
"I am not surprised by the number of goals Suarez is scoring," the Catalan club's coach told the media. “He has been a goalscorer all his life and will continue to score goals."
Suarez had an impressive scoring record at Ajax and Liverpool before he made a move to the Spanish giants. The Uruguayan scored 81 goals in 110 league appearances for Ajax before securing a move to Liverpool in 2011 after a successful 2010 World Cup campaign with his national side. Suarez hogged the limelight at Anfield scoring 69 goals in his 107 appearances for the Reds and eventually signed for FC Barcelona for a whopping £75 million in 2014.
The 28-year-old has carried his goal-scoring form wherever he has gone and has already scored 31 times from 41 appearances for Barca in the Spanish top flight.
Barcelona boosted by the addition of Turan and Vidal
Barcelona duo Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal are expected to be available for their Copa Del Rey match against Espanyol on Wednesday. The pair who signed for Barca in the summer, were prohibited from playing due to the ban imposed on the Spanish champions after breaching FIFA rules on youth transfers, will return to action after a wait of six months.
"The performances of Arda and Aleix Vidal will show how much they have adapted to the team," added Luis Enrique, "but I am happy that they are almost ready to make their debut. They have been waiting for this moment for a long time. They will add something extra to the team that we need."