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Suarez unfazed by goal drought

2014-12-02 13:08
Luis Suarez (Supplied)
Luis Suarez (Supplied)
Cape Town - Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is unconcerned by his lack of goals since making his first team debut, reports Football411.

The Uruguayan was forced to spend four months on the sidelines after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup, and made his first Blaugrana appearance in late October.

He has since gone on to play five La Liga matches, but is yet to find the back of the net.

"I know I came to Barcelona to score goals but I'm not worried," Suarez told Catalunya Radio.

"I feel important to the team beyond the goals. I hope to score goals but Barca have two phenomena (in Lionel Messi and Neymar), so there's no drama.

"What is happening to me is that instead of acting on instinct, as I usually do, I hesitate and so I missed some good chances. I will try to regain that instinct."

The former Liverpool forward scored his first competitive goal for the club against APOEL in the Champions League last week.

However, he was unable to transfer his form into domestic competition and missed at least two clear-cut chances against Valencia on Sunday.

Suarez’s recent ban was the third he has received for biting another player. He adds that while the sanctions will never extinguish his competitive fire, they have caused him to approach on-field conflict differently.

"After what happened to me, I now know that I could end up hurting myself," he concluded.

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