Luis Suarez has played down the incident with Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.
The former appeared to elbow the latter in the recent Champions League game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. Barcelona suffered a 2-0 defeat, which led to their exit from the competition at the quarter-final stage. The 3-2 defeat on aggregate means that one more team fails in its attempts to retain the Champions League. No team has managed to win this competition in back-to-back campaigns since its inception in 1992. Barcelona had been suffering from poor form coming into the game.
Up until the recent El Clasico defeat, they had gone almost 40 games in all competitions without a loss. Now, there is a danger of the club suffering a crisis since their league advantage has also been wiped out in recent weeks. It was only a few weeks ago that they seemed like walking away with the title on all fronts. Suarez remains confident that Barcelona can reclaim their form. He played down the incident with Godin saying that such incidents happen on the pitch inadvertently. He has since been in touch with his Uruguay international teammate, who he has called as his friend, in order to apologise for the action. Read More — Luis Suarez dismisses talking about Incident with Diego Godin
Luis Suarez was a surprise visitor to the Liverpool training ground a couple of years after he left the club for Barcelona.
Suarez is still held in high regard by the club’s supporters and most of the players, who were there when he demolished opposition. He joined Barcelona for around £ 75 million and has become one of the best players at the Catalan outfit. Suarez came to prominence while at Ajax but his real step up in the game came after joining Liverpool. Back in Merseyside, the striker claimed that he is just extremely happy to return to his former stamping ground and also to interact with his former teammates.
Suarez witnessed a training session along with his family. Suarez may have spent only 3 ½ years at Merseyside, but he almost fell to the club win the league title single-handedly. In his final season at Anfield, the striker scored a remarkable 31 league goals in just 33 league appearances. This helped him win the PFA player of the year award. Even though Suarez went for a big-money transfer, he is still loved at Merseyside unlike Fernando Torres, who split opinion after his £ 50 million move to Chelsea. Read More — Luis Suarez was a surprise visitor to the Liverpool training
Barcelona claimed a 3-0 triumph over River Plate on December 20 with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez finding the back of the net. This victory gave the team of Luis Enrique their 5th trophy of 2015 as Barcelona continues to dominate the world of football with more and more pieces of silverware being added to their collection.
Lionel Messi opened up the scoreboard at the 36th minute and Luis Suarez finished it off in the 2nd half by scoring twice as he turned the scoreboard beyond the reach of River Plate.
La Liga, King’s Cup, Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup were all of the other pieces of silverware that Barcelona had secured in 2015 and now this Club World Cup title is their latest addition as Barcelona ended the year on a high note.
In spite of the dominance that Barcelona has been displaying in the past few years and all of the titles they have been securing, Luis Suarez is still hungry for even further success as he wants to win more competitions and add more pieces of silverware to his closet.
The Uruguayan striker of Barcelona, Luis Suarezsaid: “Always after competition like this, teams can have a dip. Our next challenge now is not to drop off, to keep challenging for trophies. We must stay on the same path; we are the best team in the world.” Read More — Barcelona lifted the Club World Cup but Suarez is thirsty for more
Cesc Fabregas played a substantial role in Barcelona’s success in the last five years. The Spaniard recently returned back to the Premier league but with Chelsea.
His return back to England turned out to be a happy affair after claiming his first English league title in the first season. The 28-year-old, though, has one regret in his Barcelona career and it was that he was unable to play with Luis Suarez. The Catalan club signed the Uruguayan striker last summer for a transfer fee of £ 75 million. He moved to the camp Nou at a time when Fabregas was going the other way.
After a difficult start to his life at Barcelona, Suarez has quickly shown why he is regarded as one of the best in the business. He helped the Catalan club lift an array of trophies in the last 18 months, while they have been able to do away with the absence of Messi quite easily. Much was feared for Barcelona’s form when it was revealed that Messi will be out for a couple of months. However, Suarez’goals have been sufficient to help Barcelona establish a six-point advantage in la Liga while also going to the top of the table in the Champions League. Read More — Cesc Fabregas played a substantial role in Barcelona’s success
For the past few years Barcelona has been dominating the world of football and this is evidenced by the amount of major trophies that they have lifted in recent times. During the 2008-09 season, Barcelona even managed to win the treble which is something that only a few clubs have been able to do and repeated this achievement in the 2014-15 season.
Luis Suarez is confident that his team can win the treble once again. The Uruguayan forward took a chance to express his optimism and faith that he has of seeing Barcelona lifting the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey all in the same season and Suarez is hoping to do it in this new season.
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez voiced the confidence that he has on his teammates as the Uruguayan attacker said: “Barca is the greatest team in the world and it’s your obligation to win every competition you play in. We shouldn’t prioritize one competition, we shouldn’t make a priority, we need to do the best we can in all of them and try to win. I think we’re well covered in attack, we have players who can play in any position in the attack,” he added. Read More — Luis Suarez is certain that Barcelona can secure the treble in this new season
Brendan Rodgers is the current manager of Liverpool but the coach hailing from Northern Ireland is one who still has not managed to lift any big trophies with the Premier League since he took charge of the club in June of 2012.
Allowing Luis Suarez to leave and join Barcelona was a decision that Brendan Rodgers agreed on doing but not many fans of the English club were happy in seeing Suarez leaving Anfield and being replaced with players who just couldn’t fill in the boots of the Uruguayan attacker.
Mario Balotelli was one of those players who was signed to replace Suarez but he failed on accomplishing that mission.
Liverpool had a very underwhelming season as they finished at the 6th spot and rumors started to emerge which were linking Brendan Rodgers with a move away from the Premier League club and it was even confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti received a managerial offer from Liverpool as the English side wanted to appoint the Italian coach as their manager and replace Brendan Rodgers who hasn’t truly managed to make an impact. Read More — Luis Suarez thanks Brendan Rodgers for turning him into a top player
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Barcelona kept their winning run going after a nervy 1-0 win over Celta de Vigo. The club appeared to be in danger of losing their four-point advantage over Real Madrid as result of their shaky performance against the opponents away from the Camp Nou. After the match, defender Jeremy Mathieu, who recently scored the first goal for the club in the win over Real Madrid, said that this victory proves that even the best teams are not immune from the rigours of international break. Barcelona lost a number of players during the midweek international break and it is reported that Luis Enrique was not happy with the condition of some ahead of the match.
The fears of the manager were confirmed after Barcelona struggled to provide any superiority over the course of the match. The club would have dropped points had it not been for Jeremy Mathieu coming up with yet another goal in the second half. Things were made easy towards the end after Orellana was sent off in the 87th minute following a straight red card. Barcelona take on Almeria in the next week and they return to home comfort at the Camp Nou. Barcelona have won all their matches since the 1-0 defeat against Malaga. Read More — Barcelona kept their winning run going after a nervy 1-0 win
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