Luis Suarez expects Barcelona to bounce back

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Striker Luis Suarez has backed his Barcelona side to turn things around quickly following consecutive defeats in La Liga to Real Madrid and Celta Vigo.

The Catalans have dropped to fourth place in the table on the back of two straight losses, having not being beaten in two games in a row in the Spanish league since May 2009, when they went down to both Mallorca and Osasuna.

And Barca get a quickfire opportunity to get back on track when they head to Amsterdam to take on Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday evening – with Suarez heading back to the club where he initially made his name in Europe.

The Uruguayan netted 111 goals in 159 games for the Dutch club between 2007 to 2010, before heading to England to join Liverpool, but the South American is fully focused on the job in hand with his new employers.

He told RAC 1’s ‘Primer Toc’ programme: “We all know the demands of a big club and it’s normal we get criticised after two defeats, but we can turn things around.

“It’s hard to take a loss, but now we need to forget about it. Football gives you the opportunity for revenge and we must trust in ourselves.”

Suarez only recently made his debut for Barca, having finished a lengthy ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup finals in Brazil in the summer.

He started in both the 3-1 El Clasico loss to Real and the 1-0 defeat at home to Celta, with Barca now 2.90 to be crowned Spanish champions and Real 1.48.

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