Luis Suarez Explains What He Was Thinking as He Scored Acrobatic Overhead Kick vs Sevilla

Jamie Spencer

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has explained that having the kind of penalty area awareness every good striker should have was behind his outstanding and somewhat improvised goal in Wednesday night's 3-0 La Liga win over Sevilla.

Suarez pulled off a classy overhead kick from inside the six yard box when Lionel Messi's low cross was deflected up high, admitting he just tried to hit the target any way he could.


"The ball was coming towards me and it was the only way of getting it in. I am just happy with the win. Being a striker you always know where the goal is and where the ball is to be able to find the net," the Uruguayan told reporters after the game.

"It's a weapon that strikers use in the penalty area and it allowed us to take the lead."

Coach Luis Enrique described Suarez as "the best centre forward in the world", adding, "he has that ability to know where the goal is at all times."


The goal from Suarez opened the scoring at Camp Nou on the night, while Lionel Messi added a quick fire brace within a few minutes to instantly kill the game off and extend Barça's winning run in La Liga to nine victories in their last 10 outings.

Keeping the pressure firmly on, the Catalans remain just two points behind Real Madrid, who also still have a game in hand, in their hunt for what they hope will be a sixth Spanish title in the last eight seasons.

"The team are still confident about our chances. In the games that remain the mentality has to be a winning one in order to get our fate back in our own hands," Suarez stated.

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