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Barcelona coach Enrique confident Suarez will find his feet

AFP , Friday 23 Jan 2015
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Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after missing a chance to score during their King's Cup quarter-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp stadium (Photo: Reuters)

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Friday he was untroubled by Luis Suarez's form despite the Uruguayan striker scoring just five times since his arrival last year.

The 27-year-old has played 16 times for Barcelona since his four-month ban for biting an opponent during the World Cup expired at the end of October.

Although his relationship with Barcelona partners Lionel Messi and Neymar seems good the Uruguayan has failed to match the form which saw him score 31 goals for Liverpool last season.

"All players have failures at some times in a match. Luis Suarez can have very good statistics and he will have them, I'm certain," said Enrique ahead of their Liga trip to Elche on Saturday.

"In the area and outside, I've seen few players move better than Luis Suarez. Why would I be worried?"

Suarez on Wednesday missed a chance to score in Barcelona's 1-0 Spanish Cup win against Atletico Madrid despite being alone on front of goal.

But the fans have continued to support the player who arrived after the World Cup from Liverpool for 81 million euros ($91 million)

"These are periods that all strikers know, suddenly it's like the goal isn't that near. But he has opportunities in each game, he gives us a lot and we're delighted with his performance."

"When a player changes country and team, it's about adapting and there is no magic formula. He's perfectly integrated into the team on a daily basis. No aspect of Luis Suarez's game worries me and I'm sure he's going to score goals."

Barcelona are second in La Liga one point behind Real Madrid.

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