Suárez got his first league goal in Saturday's 5-0 win / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça ended 2014 with a 5-0 win against Córdoba. Luis Suárez was one of the protagonists after scoring his first league goal for his new club, but afterwards commented to the press that “I did break my duck but it was more important for the team to get the three points. Now we need to get some rest and start thinking about our next matches.”

“I know I am a striker and I have to score goals” he continued. “But I was sure that with my team-mates’ help I’d eventually get one. I wasn’t obsessed with it because I knew I was helping the team to get good results. Of course it’s always important to get goals in the league, but I wasn’t panicking.”

Looking back at the year in general, the Uruguayan ended by saying that “things have happened to me that I would rather forget but I’m also happy to have come to the best club in the world. It was always my dream.”

Pedro Rodríguez and Jordi Alba also spoke to the media after the final whistle

Pedro:

“It’s a shame we drew with Getafe last week, but we are happy with this win. Next year we have to try to compete as hard as possible and get as high up the table as we can”.

“I am happy to be scoring, the goals always come in the end. I’m comfortable with my team-mates, working hard, and training to win more confidence and get to play more”.

“I don’t think it was harder for us in the first half, but they were more tired in the second and the pace was slower. We didn’t stop creating chances all game”.

“Perhaps the situation should be different. We played well against Getafe but couldn’t get the win. It was different this time and we’re happy with the win because it was not as easy as the scoreline might suggest”.

Jordi Alba:

“We got an early goal, then created plenty more chances. We went down a gear after that, but the second goal put us back on track”.

“I don’t think any team comes to the Camp Nou for a stroll, that’s just an opinion from an opposing manager. When it was 1-0 they caught us on the counter a few times and we weren’t settled until it was 2-0”.

“We usually play better at the Camp Nou. We have the misfortune of teams playing very defensively when we go to their grounds, but we have more space here. On the road, we sometimes struggle to get into their area, to get in crosses, to shoot…. But the team is responding well”.

“I’m fine personally. My first season was very good, in the second I struggled with injuries and situations that were a bit uncomfortable. I have a good feeling about this year, I’m fast and settled nicely into the team. When we get back from our holidays, we need to carry on like this”.

“The team was united and knew how to be strong. In 2015, we have to continue these good vibes. The fans and the players have to be united”.


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