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Ernesto Valverde says he isn’t worried about Luis Suarez’s form, he should be

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The striker’s UCL record is embarrassing

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Ernesto Valverde says he isn’t worried about Luis Suarez’s form in the Champions League. After yet another scoreless effort from the striker in Barcelona’s 0-0 draw, the Barca coach tried to reaffirm the effort from Suarez despite no goals once again.

“It doesn’t worry me. It would worry me if he wasn’t getting chances, which is what you ask for from a centre-forward,” hee said.

“Even if he doesn’t have chances, he creates them for his team-mates. Opponents are frightened of him.

“Football is like that and strikers will have these streaks. The important thing is to have chances.”

Ernesto Valverde | Source

While I get what Valverde is attempting to do with his after match quotes, he probably should be a bit concerned with Suarez’s form. The striker has scored once in his last 17 appearances in the UCL.

Unfortunately, Barcelona can’t send support his way or give Suarez that much of a break because they don’t have another reliable striker. So for now, Suarez will have to break himself out of some crap form.