La Liga: Barcelona players are humans, not machines, says Luis Suarez
LA Coruna (Spain): Barcelona's Luis Suarez sent a timely warning to their La Liga title chasing opponents with a ruthless performance in front of goal to get back to winning ways in emphatic fashion by thrashing Deportivo La Coruna 8-0.
A jubilant Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal during the La Liga match between Deportivo and Barcelona in Spain on Wednesday. Pic/Getty Images
Suarez scored four goals as Barca eased to a first win in five Primera Division games to reignite their faltering title challenge.
Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target at Riazor.
Suarez reached 30 league goals for the season, said the 8-0 scoreline, Barca's biggest win of the campaign, would help their bid to finish top, ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
"We had to win no matter what, but we're happier after playing the way we played," he told Canal Plus.
"When you look the scoreline it's positive after the other day (against Valencia) when we missed so many chances."
Suarez also said Barca's recent run of form showed how hard it is to win the league. "This allows the fans to see that it's not easy at all and you have to play every game," he said.
'We're human, not machine'
"You have to play every game, we are human, not machines. We can still make errors and have a bad day.
"We know that we depend on ourselves and we we keep working like we are working, we'll get our reward. This game demonstrates that we are more united than ever."
Coach Luis Enrique hailed his team after the rout. "The game was very similar to Valencia (a 2-1 home defeat)," Enrique told a press conference.
"We did a great job today and I don't know if we had more or less chances, but of course we were incredibly effective, that was the fundamental difference."