Luis Suarez claims “there was also a penalty on me” in response to Samuel Umtiti’s handball but admits Barcelona may have underestimated Alaves.
“Umtiti handball? His hand could’ve touched the ball, but those situations are always difficult,” he said after the game.
“There was also a penalty on me in the first half, but everything’s there for what it is.
“Coutinho’s debut? He was very good. It’s always difficult and complicated when you join a new team, but he did very well, trying to control the game. The team are happy with hid arrival.
“Alaves? If you’re not focused, you won’t win. Sometimes, looking at where your rivals are in the table can play tricks on you.
“In the second half, we knew what we were dealing with and we got the three points.”