Suarez ‘more than goals’ – Lucho

Luis Enrique has praised the role and contribution of striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona which involves ‘much more than goals’.

The Uruguayan has netted 23 goals in 26 starts for the Catalans and has netted 115 goals in 137 appearances since joining the club in 2014.

“Luis Suarez provides us with much more than goals and you know how important goals are alone,” Enrique explained ahead of his side’s clash with Sevilla on Wednesday.

“The greatness of these players is the fact that they adapt themselves to suit the team; Luis, Leo and Neymar are at their best when it comes to pressure situations.

“His defensive contribution is key for us, as is his attitude. His character on the pitch is vital. Not only what he does himself but also the encouragement he gives to his team-mates in terms of character and competitiveness.

“He’s a vital player for us, not only due to what he does but also the way he does it.”

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