The Uruguayan striker feels that the Blaugrana can close the gap to los Blancos, with a victory over their rivals in front of their own fans sure to supply them with three points
Luis Suarez says Barcelona must win all of their remaining Liga games in order to usurp Real Madrid at the summit of the standings.
The second-placed Catalans fell four points behind the Primera Division leaders after suffering a shock 1-0 loss at home to Malaga last week – a result which ended a run of 11 consecutive victories in all competitions.
Consequently, Suarez believes that Barca can ill afford any more slip-ups in La Liga and feels that their March 22 meeting with Madrid at Camp Nou has now taken on even greater significance.
“Real Madrid are Real Madrid, so they won’t drop many points, but they still have to come to the Camp Nou, which is a chance for us to close the gap,” the striker s quoted by Marca.
“They’ll have to drop some more points along the way, while we must win every remaining game.”
Barca bounced back from their Malaga disappointment by beating Manchester City 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, with Suarez scoring both of the Blaugrana’s goals at the Etihad.
The Uruguay international, who endured a tough start to his Camp Nou career, is thus in a bullish frame of mind as Luis Enrique’s men approach the business end of the season.
“I want to win everything,” the attacker added. This is the wish of both the team and myself. I don’t think about having a preference between one or the other [of the Champions League or La Liga].”
Barca travel to 19th-placed Granada on Saturday, with the chance to temporarily move to within just one point of Madrid, who host Villarreal on Sunday.