Luis Suarez insisted he was never bothered after ending his goal drought at 478 minutes in Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Leganes on Saturday.
“I wasn’t anxious,” he told BeIn Sports after ending his dry spell. “The important thing was to feel good again and help the team win. And the goals have served to help the team win the game today.”
“Each game has its difficulties,” Suarez added. “We knew how the game was going to go; the important thing was to win. We try to play well, but it’s not always possible. We have to get used to that.”
Ernesto Valverde admitted that the scoreline flattered his side but was happy to pick up another three points, moving seven clear of Valencia, who play Espanyol on Sunday.
“The scoreline possibly says we dominated more than we did,” Valverde said in his postgame news conference.
“Three goals was excessive but that’s football. We had a high level of success [in front of goal] and they didn’t. They had their chances.
“It was a tough game. There were moments when we struggled to play. Leganes shut the space down well. They’d only conceded two goals in five [home] games and they’re a rival that keep things tight.
“It was a struggle and meant we had to leave ourselves exposed a lot. In the second half, they changed their approach a little bit. They ran more, took more risks and that gave us more chances and decided the game.”
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