Luis Suarez is of the opinion that Real Madrid are still a strong side despite Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has stated that Real Madrid will not miss Cristiano Ronaldo when they clash at the Camp Nou in El Clasico on Sunday, October 28.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are perennial rivals from ancient times in modern football and the rivalry to determine the best club in Spain and in the world is heightened by El Clasico.
However for the first time in nine years El Clasico will not feature Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Italian Serie A side Juventus during the summer transfer window from Real Madrid much to the shock of the world.
The reigning European champions have suffered terrible start to the season in the Spanish league but Suarez is adamant that in E Clasico the history between the two teams is enough motivation for the players to perform.
Ronaldo scored a total of 18 goals in 30 meeting with Barcelona but Suarez acknowledged that he is a great player but Real Madrid can definitely beat Barcelona without the contribution of the Portuguese superstar.
Suarez on Ronaldo
Suarez made his opinion about Ronaldo known in an interview with Barcelona's official media channel as he stated that Real Madrid have star players such as reigning World Player of the Year Luka Modric and captain Sergio Ramos who can make the difference.
He said, "We all know what kind of player Cristiano Ronaldo is, but a team is always above any single player.
"They have other great players who can make the difference.
"We have to play our game without thinking about which players our opponents have."
Real Madrid are eighth on the table and face Barcelona who are second after Atletico Madrid beat Real Socieded to go top.
Barcelona will also be without their talisman Lionel Messi who was injured in their last league fixture against Sevilla and is expected to be out for three weeks.