Although Luis Suarez played in his first El Clasico last season for Barcelona the Uruguayan striker still gets excited for the match-up.
In a recent post training interview he talked about how special the game is to him,
“I remember watching the Clásico on TV and seeing Ronaldinho score. They’re great games where you see lots of good football. When you are out on the pitch you feel like you’re living every footballer’s dream.”
“We know how well we are going to have to play if we want to win this one…That’s what’s going through our minds.”
“You never know what might happen. You could be on your best form but then nothing goes quite to plan. Everyone knows that it’s not easy to beat Madrid at the Bernabéu.”
Certainly not, although Suarez and Neymar have been in stellar form for the club in Messi’s absence the question still remains if he’ll see any playing time.
The physios and team have leaned towards no, but Suarez hints at some hope to see the Argentinian,
“Messi can change the game and he’s done incredible things in previous Clásicos. But it depends on the doctors and what they think is best for him.”
“Messi makes all the difference, but we’ll have to wait and see whether he starts or perhaps comes on later. At the Calderón he showed that he can come on for just twenty minutes and get you the three points.”