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'World's best attack'

Best strikeforce in the world.

That's how Barcelona forward Luis Suarez described his partnership with Neymar and Lionel Messi after the Spanish side beat Ajax Amterdam 2-0 in Holland in a Champions League tie yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The Uruguayan and Brazilian played supporting roles at the Amsterdam Arena as Argentinian Messi stole the spotlight with a double that saw him equal Raul Gonzales's 71-goal haul in Europe's premier club competition.

It was enough to see the Catalans seal a place in the Round of 16.

"I think we have the best attack in the world," Suarez (above) told Sport 1.

"We are working very hard and keep trying to do better every day. I am enjoying my time at Barcelona, because it was my dream to play for this club.

"It was nice to be back in Amsterdam. Ajax played a good match and they pressed us back in the first half.

"It's difficult to play in Amsterdam, because Ajax are very dominant. They created some good chances. They have a good trainer and I think they will keep doing very well."

The 27-year-old only recently returned to action after serving a four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The former Liverpool man has been making the news recently with excerpts of his autobiography Crossing The Line serialised in newspapers.

With his former club Liverpool set to play Chelsea this weekend, the Uruguayan took a dig at Blues boss Jose Mourinho for his time-wasting tactics when the teams met last season.

He wrote: "Every coach plays the way that suits him, so I don't mind that.

"The only thing I didn't like was the way that they wasted time from the very start.

"I was asking myself: 'Why are they doing this from the first minute?'

"I even asked one of their players. 'What do you want me to do? If he makes us play like this, I have to play like this,' he replied. 'What else can I do? If I don't, I won't play. What would you do?'"

Liverpool won the match 2-0 with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers suggesting Mourinho's tactics involved "parking two buses" in front of goal. 
- Wire Services.

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