Barcelona remind me of Inter's 1967 team, says Luis Suarez

The retired Spanish midfielder says that the Nerazzurri also lost it all in a few days during his time but insists the Catalans will be able to bounce back
Retired midfielder Luis Suarez has drawn comparisons between Barcelona's current moment and the one he experienced with Inter in 1967.

The Catalan club are all but out of the race for the Liga title after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid, which leaves them seven points behind Los Blancos, with only four matches remaining.

The Blaugrana were then eliminated from the Champions League as a result of Tuesday's 2-2 draw against Chelsea, and Suarez shared the emotions he felt with Inter when he endured a similar week.

"Losing so much in the space of a few days is a tremendous blow," Suarez told ANSA. "This is a heavy blow, even for experienced players who are used to winning.

"It must be said that the squads were very small back then and we were very tired after a tough season.

"Jair da Costa and I did not even play the European Cup final against Celtic. The disappointment was very strong and we lost to Mantova in the last match, which gave Juventus the Scudetto.

"At that time, if you did not win the Scudetto you did not qualify for the European Cup, so those defeats marked the fate of the team, which fell apart."

However, the 76-year-old has no doubt that Barca will be able to pick themselves up from their recent setbacks.

"Now it is different, the Champions League is more accessible. They have a squad filled with great players and talented youngsters. With or without Pep Guardiola, they will surely win things again."