Luis Suarez lauded his El Clasico winner as his biggest goal since moving to Barcelona, as the Catalan giants moved four points clear of Real Madrid with a 2-1 win on Sunday.
Suarez controlled Dani Alves’s ball over the top and fired past Iker Casillas just before the hour mark to hand Barcelona a huge win. “It is my most important goal for Barcelona so far, it has an extra meaning given the opponents that it was against,” said Suarez.
The former Liverpool star’s strike came at a crucial juncture in the game as Madrid looked the more likely to go ahead after Cristiano Ronaldo had cancelled out Jeremy Mathieu’s early opener. “I tried to take advantage of the space between the defenders as quickly as possible to not give them time to react. Luckily it went in,” added Suarez.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique lauded the Uruguayan’s quality and said that is why the club splashed out a club record fee for the 28-year-old despite his chequered past. “It is clear the goal is something very few players can do. That is why we signed him. We valued him because he is a player that makes the difference,” said Enrique.
“Ever since he arrived we have been very happy with his performances, his commitment and everything he does for the team.”