Mar 6, 2017 16:05:50
No team has ever won from a deficit of four or more goals in the competition, but the Uruguayan attacker believes his side have what it takes
Luis Suarez believes it is possible for Barcelona to overcome the 4-0 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain when the sides meet for the return game on Wednesday.
An Angel Di Maria double and goals from Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani saw the Ligue 1 side take a huge advantage from the first game in Paris.
No team has ever come back from a first-leg deficit of four or more goals in the knockout round of the competition, but Suarez believes it is possible and that his side have the ability to do it.
"There is a dispute to settle. We will do everything to show another image and show people the real Barcelona," the 30-year-old told France Football. "It will be difficult to reverse the situation, but not impossible. If a team can overcome such a score, it is Barca.
"We have the qualities and the character to get out of this complicated situation."
Suarez is Barca's second top goalscorer in all competitions this term with 27 goals, 11 behind Lionel Messi, while he has amassed 12 assists. The attacker is a key part of the 'MSN' trio, which also includes Neymar, but he is happy to let the other two take the glory, including the Ballon d'Or.
"Leo, Ney and I are the first defenders through our pressing. We are there to try to recover balls and to cut out attacks and protect our defense. We run a lot with this idea in mind.
"I like playing with a low profile, being one element among others. I'm here to lend a helping hand to the team, but making decisions is not my thing. Even if people find it hard to believe, I'm a pretty shy person.
"All players dream of winning the Ballon d'Or. But today, there is one player who deserves to win it every year, and it is Leo. If there is another who deserves to win it, it is Neymar. He has the qualities to do it."