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FC Barcelona earned another important three points on Sunday at Eibar (4-0) as the pursuit of top spot continues.

The scorer of the game’s first goal was Denis Suárez, his first senior strike for the club, and the midfielder was happy with the day’s work.

“We have achieved a win which keeps up the pressure on those ahead of us,” said the 23-year-old in reference to second-placed Sevilla and leaders Real Madrid, whom Barça trail by one and two points respectively.

“I hope I can score more goals and get more minutes. I am satisfied with my first goal for Barça because I had been waiting a long time.”

A downer on the win was the early injury to Sergio Busquets, which Denis noted: “We hope that Sergio is ok, he is a very important player”.

Ivan Rakitić

“Ipurua is a tough ground, but we played well. We have confidence in ourselves. We gradually got into the game and, in the end, earned a fully deserved victory.”

“Each player that has the opportunity to play has to do it well, we all work hard together to play well. We are like a family and we play for each other.”

“I am prepared for everything – I always want to play and I am always prepared for whatever comes. I told the manager that I will be there for anything that is required. Generally, I am very happy.”

Luis Suárez

"The important thing is that we can help the team with whatever, either assists or goals."

“We know that Sergio is a very important teammate and that he also helps us a lot to control the ball. He is a big loss in the same way Iniesta is. They are very difficult to replace but nevertheless we have enough players in order to keep moving forward.”

Jordi Alba

“They are a tough opponent which pressures intensely and makes things very difficult. Despite that, we played a good game.”

“We hope that the injury to Sergio is not serious, he is a very important player for the team, as is Iniesta. They are both special players.”

“The manager knows how to manage the changing room and tries to give minutes to the whole squad.”


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