Edinson Cavani backs Luis Suarez
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has backed his international teammate Luis Suarez to become a success at Barcelona. His comments come at a time when Suarez has been struggling for form at the Catalan club.
The former Liverpool striker completed the £ 75 million move to the Camp Nou in the summer and he was expected to make Barcelona a force to reckon with once again. This move also provided Barcelona with one of the most potent attacks – at least on paper – with Lionel Messi and Neymar forming the other two of the trio. This dream combination is yet to click on the pitch, but Cavani expects it to happen soon.
Suarez is playing a different style of football to the one he used to at Liverpool and this is causing him to take a bit of time to show his quality according to Cavani. The 28-year-old has managed only four league goals in 14 appearances.
His goal record is much better when the Champions League appearances are taken into account, but it is still not worthy of what is expected from a £ 75 million player. Suarez’ latest goal came in the 5-0 thrashing of Levante. Last season, he scored more than 30 league goals for Liverpool.
"Luis is getting used to playing a different style of football than he did at Liverpool. Surely it won't be easy for him. It is a difficult playing scheme because there is a lot of movement and Barca is not used to playing with a 'pure 9.'With Luis Suarez's fitness and talent, I am sure he gives a lot to Barca. I think that if a team are used to playing a certain way one has to find a way to adapt to their system. But it depends, because a coach must look for a style of play that adapts to a certain forward,” said Cavani.