‘Barca fortunate to have Suarez’

Rafinha believes Barcelona are ‘fortunate’ to have Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan’s match-winning performance against Almeria.

Suarez came off the bench at half-time with La Blaugrana trailing against Los Rojiblancos and he eventually created both the equaliser for Neymar and the winner for Jordi Alba.

Rafinha, who started the match as part of a much-changed Barca line-up, commended Suarez for his contribution.

“We know he’s one of the best in the world and we’re fortunate to have him on our team. He had a great match,” Rafinha said, AS reports.

“We were able to get the victory and these three points are important. We had chances but couldn’t score, but we kept going forward and the goals came.

“There are very strong teams in this League and we have to keep pushing. It’s not going to be easy.

“My injury? I’m fine, so I want to help the team in any way I can.”

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