Barcelona striker Luis Saurez has urged his teammates to move past the victory over Paris Saint Germain as they face Serie A champs Juventus on Tuesday.
Both sides are meeting in the quarter finals of the tournament – the first time since meeting at the 2015 Champions League final.
Barcelona pulled off a big win, more like a miracle, as they came back from a 4-0 deficit in the first leg to win 6-1 in the return leg. It is one of the greatest comebacks in continental history. The achievements earned them a chance to play Juventus and the Uruguay international is asking that the team focus on the match differently.
“The game against PSG was special, but it is in the past now. We knew that we had the ability to create a miracle and we made history that night. It does give you confidence when you have performances like that but every test in the Champions League is a big one and there are not many bigger tests than Juventus,” Suarez said.
Surez hailed the Serie A side, labelling them “one of the best teams in Europe.”
“They are playing very well in Italy, and have some special players but we know that we just have to concentrate in ourselves,” he added.
Suarez said the Catalan side will play their usual and hope that it would be enough. The former Liverpool star said one of the reasons why he moved to Spain was to win the Champions League. He said he has achieved that but would love to repeat it.
Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci has bragged that the team that would host Barcelona are a different one. He added that the current Juventus team has a “stronger” defence compared to two years ago when they met. He admitted that Barcelona were a “great team” but opined that they were not “as strong as in 2015.”