The Uruguayan striker has said he believes in “karma” ahead of the clash between Atletico Madrid and his former club.
Luis Suarez has a tough tooth against FC Barcelona. Last summer, the Catalan club threw the Uruguayan striker like an old sock after announcing that he was no longer counting on him following a disappointing season. If Luis Suarez proved last season that he was far from finished by taking Atlético Madrid to the Spanish league title in his wake, he still cannot digest, despite the passage of time, the treatment that inflicted FC Barcelona on him.
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Luis Suarez insisted he “hasn’t forgotten” that FC Barcelona made him train on his own towards the end of his stay at Camp Nou. Luis Suarez initially joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 and played a key role in one of the most successful stretches in their history, winning four La Liga titles and the Champions League. The Uruguayan has scored 195 goals in 283 games for the Blaugrana, but they decided to sanction his departure in the summer of 2020 over fears he has passed his prime after advancing the age of 30.
Atletico Madrid bought Luis Suarez for € 6million and he saw the club win La Liga in their debut season at Wanda Metropolitano. And the Uruguayan still blames Barca for the way he was treated. He told RTVE ahead of the Spanish champions’ game against Barca on Saturday: “Yes [je crois au karma]. Karma, fate, the fact that they despise you, because I haven’t forgotten that last year, in the preseason, [Barcelone] sent me to train on my own to get angry, and I was professional [malgré cela], as the coach said “.
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“I was a professional and I trained every day without pouting because that’s what I have to do, because I’m like that and fate will have its own end.”, concluded the Uruguayan. Luis Suarez is not happy with Barca’s current struggles, whose 3-0 Champions League defeat to Benfica on Wednesday has increased the pressure on head coach Ronald Koeman. As reported Goal, the question is when and not if Barca’s board will replace the Dutchman at the head of the club, and Suarez says the current situation is “painful”.
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“The situation the club is going through hurts, to have been there for many years, to have friends there, but the club knows that things are not done the way they should be”, added Suarez. “Hopefully it will be a bump from which the club will come back to what it was, because there is a lot of future at the club.” Barca legend Xavi is one of those who could be called upon to replace Koeman, but Suarez has advised his former teammate to wait a bit longer before taking his place on the Camp Nou sidelines.
“As a football fan and what he has done as a player, I don’t think today, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow is the right time to take charge of FC Barcelona“, analyzed the Uruguayan international. “Xavi is smart and knows the difficulties of the club. He has to bide his time. He has ex-teammates at the club with whom he will have to make decisions and it is going to be difficult.”