The former Barcelona player and Golden Ball winner wished all the best for the team for their Cup match against Real Madrid, and he expressed his admiration for them. He suggests that other clubs don’t try to copy the Barça philosophy.
Suarez praised the importance of the manager with regard to these achievements: "When a manager has an idea and puts it into place, like Guardiola has, it's really important. He's getting the team playing really well, and being practical at the same time". With regard to this, he had advice for Barça's rivals: "They're playing a new game, and I would tell many teams not to try and copy them. Imitating this kind of game is very difficult because you have to have a certain type of player. So, teams should do their own things and leave it to Barcelona to do what they do, which is wonderful to watch".
Finally, in an interview with Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat , the only Ballon d'Or winner in Spanish history predicted a Barcelona qualification for the semi finals of the Cup: "I hope it's a great game and I hope Barcelona win it. They'll win the game and go through". (via FCBarcelona.cat)