Suarez ready for Barca debut: Coach

Barcelona's summer signing striker looks sharper and fit to face Real Madrid next week, according to Luis Enique.

    Suarez won the Golden Boot trophy - shared with Ronaldo - with his goal tally of 31 [REUTERS]
    Suarez won the Golden Boot trophy - shared with Ronaldo - with his goal tally of 31 [REUTERS]

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend.

    The Catalan side take on newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday following the international break, but all eyes are already on the game at the Bernabeu with fourth place Real currently trailing the leaders by four points.

    The match has been given extra spice with former Liverpool player Suarez making his return for Barca following a four-month ban for biting at the World Cup.

    Suarez was initially prevented from taking part in all footballing activity, but since mid-August he has been allowed to train and play in friendly games.

    "He still needs to improve his condition physically as he has been out for a long time but he is a special player who can provide lots of different options," Luis Enrique told a news conference in Barcelona.

    "He has been training well and will be ready.

    "When you talk about 100 percent with players it is difficult to say exactly whether they are that or 90 percent or 80 percent. I have a good feeling about him and he has improved a lot since he has returned to training and played for his national team.

    "He looks very different now to when he came back. Training every day has made a big difference."

    SOURCE: Reuters


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