Luis Suarez was worried about playing for Barcelona

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Luis Suarez was already recognised as one of the leading players in world football upon his move to Barcelona, but that didn't stop him worrying about joining up with his new teammate at Camp Nou. 

That's right, the prospect of starring alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and co. was a daunting one for the enigmatic Suarez. 

In fact, the striker, who signed for the Catalans from Liverpool back in the summer of 2014, has admitted that he thought he would find it difficult at the club because of the lack of space that the 'tika-take' style brings. 


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"At first I didn't think I was going to fit into Barcelona's way of playing," the forward told the Daily Mail in an interview with former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher.

"There was a lot of tiki-taka and I was thinking that without a lot of space to play in, I'd find it more difficult. I worried about that. But the help of my team-mates and the fact Luis Enrique ended up putting me in the number nine position meant I felt more comfortable.

Brilliant relationship 

"I've got a magnificent relationship with Leo [Messi] and Ney [Neymar]. You know if you have a good relationship with them off the pitch it will be that way on the pitch too."

But Suarez had no reason to worry. The Uruguayan has enjoyed a remarkable period at the La Liga giants. 

Last season, alongside the duo of Messi and Neymar, Suarez was inspirational as Barcelona secured the treble. 

He certainly hasn't stopped this term; with his side once again sitting at the summit of La Liga, the ex-Liverpool man has netted 20 goals - more than anyone else in the division. 

Will Barcelona emulate last season's remarkable achievements? Have your say below! 

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