I Wasn’t Dogged With Goal Drought, Stated Barcelona Striker Luis Suarez

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez insists he was not "obsessed" with ending his goal drought after netting twice in Barcelona's 3-0 derby victory over Espanyol on Saturday.

The former Ajax forward scored either side of an midfielder Ivan Rakitic goal to end a run of five matches without netting and help the reigning champions secure three points.

"These are things that happen in football. The important thing is to help the team, it doesn't matter who scores the goals."

Espanyol had frustrated Barcelona until Suarez opened the netting five minutes after break-time.

The former Liverpool striker was delighted with what he described as a "priceless" win, sending manager Luis Enrique's side back to the top of LaLiga by advantage of their superior head-to-head record over Real Madrid, who have a match in hand.

"It was not an easy game at all. Espanyol came out well in the first half and were well organised in defence," said Suarez.

"We couldn't find a solution. But thanks to our intensity, desire and our ambition, we didn't give up and the goal eventually arrived and calmed us down.

"The win today was priceless, of course. We have to win everything, the three games we have left, there's nothing else. We just have to keep winning and keep the pressure on and see what happens in the end."

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