"I’m proud that I will be able to wear the number ‘5’. It’s an honour that Puyol thought about me to succeed him."
"I like the way he sees football and I like his personality. He’s a direct person. He has a great personality and I think he’s a normal guy.I have great respect for the work he is doing and how he coaches the team."
"Right now I don’t see myself as being one of the best centerbacks in the world. I was once, not anymore. I didn’t play a good World Cup either. You have to be one of the top three if you want to play for Barça. I think I can get back to that level and that is what I’m working towards.”
“The sessions are very dynamic and longer. It will be a long season and we will have to be prepared for the challenges to come” (x).
"I’m no longer among the three best centre backs in the world, but I’m working hard to get back to that level. I think it’s possible."
"I’ve seen many players lift trophies here. My dream is to be part of those photos with trophies, in that beautiful story."
"Luis Enrique is the best possible news for Barça. He loves the club like he loves his family.”
Suárez giving a candid interview in 2008 x
"I feel very comfortable with my new teammates. Before coming, I imagined Barça as a locker room with many great people, cracks. All with different personalities. Jordi Alba had said to me: ‘It sure is a peaceful, united and ambitious place’. I’m usually very introverted, preferring to watch and listen. Now I am in the locker room trying to talk to everyone and learn. Change can be hard, but I talk more now than before, and when I met everyone here, everything felt much better."