Sky Sports football expert: “Messi is the cause of Luis Suarez’ poor form and lack of goals”
Luis Suarez’s 2017/18 season hasn’t started the way he would have loved it to. The Uruguayan picked up an early injury and struggled to hit his stride on his return from the injury.
So far, the 30-year-old has grabbed a goal just three times across all competitions in this season.
Looking analytically at the way Barcelona is set up, Sky Sports’ pundit, Guillem Balague, has revealed how Lionel Messi is making things a lot harder for Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez going wide
“Barcelona have been very impressive defensively,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“Everybody is working very hard without the ball and they have only shipped three goals so far.
“But their football is not spectacular and there’s a couple of reasons why.
“They are playing without wingers, which tightens everything up in the central areas. With little space to work, their play becomes more industrial and Luis Suarez suffers.
“Now that Lionel Messi is working more through the middle, Suarez has to move wider.
“That’s not his natural habitat.”