Luis Suarez on Barcelona future: Barca striker Luis Suarez has spoken on his future at FC Barcelona.
Barcelona edged past Cultural Leonesa in their first leg of the Copa Del Rey round-of-32, as an injury-time goal from Clement Lenglet was enough to make the difference between the two sides.
Ernesto Valverde’s side has returned to winning ways since the end of the international break last month. Barcelona cruised to league wins against Sevilla and Real Madrid, and defeated Inter Milan in their Champions League group stage clash.
Their wins against the Italian side and Real Madrid were also significant due to the fact that Messi was absent for both the games, owing to an arm injury. However, the Argentine star has now returned to training and is on course for recovery.
Luis Suarez scored a hattrick in the El Clasico, and was influential for Barca’s win against Inter Milan. However, in an interview with Radio Sport 890, a Uruguayan media outlet, Suarez addressed the concerns related to his future.
Luis Suarez on Barcelona future:
The Uruguayan international talked about the criticism on his performances in the beginning of the season, when Suarez was struggling with form.
“At my age, I do not pay attention to what is said about me,” said Suarez.
Luis Suarez’s record for Barcelona –
One of the greatest strikers the game has ever seen, there I said it. We let this generational bastard go for £65m, I’m numb.
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) October 29, 2018
“Criticism to myself – FC Barcelona needs a number nine. Looking for one is normal, I’m 31 and the club needs to think about the future,” Suarez added.
Since joining Barcelona, Suarez emerged as one of the top strikers in football, scoring 159 goals in 212 appearances for the club.
Reporter on radio to Luis Suarez “congratulations on the hat trick” Suraez replies “thanks, which one?” (Referring to his third child being born this week!)
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) October 28, 2018
In the absence of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez stepped up as the main man for Barcelona, playing a key role in 2-0 victory over Inter Milan, and bagging a hattrick against Real Madrid in a 5-1 drubbing during the season’s first El Clasico.
Sergi Roberto: “Before the match, Luis Suarez and I watched the assist I gave him in the last Clàsico and he said to me, ‘Hey, you don’t give me those type of assists anymore!’ and today, I gave him two.” pic.twitter.com/nenG8r7KYq
— M (@futbolofbarca) October 28, 2018
Suarez also talked about his relationship with Lionel Messi, stating that they are good friends and have an excellent understanding.
“I always try to do the best I can, many of us doubt what we could do without Leo, and as a team we have to be proud of what we have achieved,” Suarez said.
REALLY HAPPY to be able to help the team 💪💪💪 we played an amazing game. Thanks to my family for always supporting me and thanks to the fans for being with us!!!! FORÇA BARÇA 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/DNEVHQe7iT
— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) October 28, 2018
“[I have an] excellent relationship with Leo. The ego that many think does not exist between us There is admiration and pride for what our friend is doing,” Suarez added.