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Luis Suárez and Pep Guardiola, at Camp Nou. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Luis Suárez i Pep Guardiola, al Camp Nou. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

The training session before the return leg of the Cup quarter-final had a special guest: Luis Suarez. The former Barça player from 1954 to 1961 took advantage of his stay in Barcelona to greet the coaching staff and wish all the best of luck to a team that he admires. "They are playing wonderfully well and will go down in history as the best, because they play so well, and are winning lots of titles, which is difficult" he said.

A wonderful and inimitable style

Suarez praised the importance of the manager with regard to these achievements: "When a manager has an idea and puts it into place, like Guardiola has, it's really important. He's getting the team playing really well, and being practical at the same time". With regard to this, he had advice for Barça's rivals: "They're playing a new game, and I would tell many teams not to try and copy them. Imitating this kind of game is very difficult because you have to have a certain type of player. So, teams should do their own things and leave it to Barcelona to do what they do, which is wonderful to watch".

He expects a great game from Barça

Finally, in an interview with Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat , the only Golden Ball winner in Spanish history predicted a Barcelona qualification for the semi finals of the Cup: "I hope it's a great game and I hope Barcelona win it. They'll win the game and go through".

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