The former Blaugrana assistant coach believes that the addition of the Uruguay international from Liverpool to a star-studded array of forward options will pay offLionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will be game-changers for Barcelona this season.
The Catalan giants added Uruguay forward Suarez to their ranks after sealing a £70 million move from Liverpool earlier in July, while Neymar was brought on board to partner Messi last summer.
Ten Cate - who previously worked as an assistant under Frank Rijkaard at Camp Nou - believes that Suarez’s addition to the team will give the club a fearsome attack but only if he gels well with Messi and Neymar.
"Messi, Suarez and Neymar are three very good players. They are stars and can make the difference," he told Mundo Deportivo.
"They're great players with a lot of fame. The most important thing, though, is that all three understand each other."
Barcelona only won the Supercopa de Espana last season as rivals Real Madrid clinched their 10th Champions League crown and the Copa del Rey title, while Atletico Madrid secured Primera Division glory.
With the side being led next term by former B team coach Luis Enrique, Ten Cate says that supporters need to have patience in the trainer and has no doubt that the Spaniard will steer Barca back to winning ways.
"Luis Enrique needs time and hopefully he will get time because I have a good feeling about him," the Dutchman remarked. "He's a coach I have seen with a lot of desire and who is very strong."