Suarez: Not easy for Barca

Barcelona legend Luis Suarez believes that his former side must score early to have the best chance of defeating Milan this week.

The Catalans host the Rossoneri on Tuesday evening in the Champions League Last 16 second leg, 2-0 down from the first leg played in Italy.

Suarez [pictured, right], who won six honours in as many years with Barca before leaving for Inter in the 1960s where he would then win two European Cups, believes that the current Blaugrana have a task on their hands to get through to the quarter-finals.

“It will not be easy for Barcelona. The 2-0 result is dangerous,” the 1960 Ballon d’Or winner told La Xarxa Radio today.

“Everything depends on the first half-hour, if Barca can score a goal. If they do then the tie will within their grasp and they will be able to play with more ease.

“Milan are dangerous, they are fit, physically good. Barcelona have their style of play and must continue with that, they cannot change their style for one game.

“The thing they have to do is see that everyone in the team has a great game.

“In these European Cup games you have to play to your death.”

The Spaniard was asked of Alexis Sanchez’ struggles with the Catalans this term, and also of a rumoured replacement for the summer, Neymar.

“Barca’s style is not ideal for Alexis. He does better playing to the style of an Italian team, even the style of Madrid.

“Neymar has a way of playing that can be perfectly adapted to Barcelona. Players who come to Barcelona cannot be just good players, but they have to adapt to a style of play that is not easy.”

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