Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has expressed his disappointment at the loss when they played Manchester City in one of the UEFA Champions League group games on Tuesday in England.
The Uruguay international was not happy with Barca’s second half performance and asked that he and his teammates “must be critical of ourselves.”
The former Ajax and Liverpool star could not help Barcelona as they crashed to a 3-1 loss to Barcelona’s former coach, Pep Guardiola. The Catalan giants were decent in the first half but their second half performance ensured they lost the game.
“In the first half, we could’ve scored more goals, but we’re aware that opponents also played [football]. Nonetheless, I believe we must be critical of ourselves for how we played in the second half. In the second half, they changed their pattern of play a bit and the manner in which they pressed us.
“We must draw conclusions from the good and bad things. After they went 2-1 up, we had a very good chance to make it 2-2, but 3-1 made things very difficult for us. They had to play for their fans and needed the win, but that was from the first minute and we started the game very well,” Suarez said.
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Luis Suarez is of the opinion that the return of Lionel Messi back to international football is a good result for everyone concerned with the game.
Messi had announced his retirement from international football after losing a third consecutive final with the national team. He had previously suffered disappointments at the 2015 Copa America and 2014 World Cup. As a result, there was a lot of expectations riding on the shoulders of the 29-year-old going into the 2016 Copa America final. Yet again, Argentina lost to Chile in this tournament
and Messi picked up another runners up medal.
After having been so used to winning major honours throughout his career, Messi has not been able to accept that he has finished as runners-up in three consecutive finals. Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza was able to convince Messi to return to the national team, as a player of his ability would be a catastrophic loss especially at the age of 29. Messi has been part of the World Cup 2018 qualifiers for the South American continent. Incidentally, the opening qualification game for Argentina was against Uruguay and it is meant that Messi and Suarez – who are teammates at club level – ended up being on the opposite sides. Read More — Luis Suarez Hails the Return of Messi to International Football
English Premier League side Liverpool have signed yet another player as they confirm the addition of 19-year old former Barcelona starlet, Juanma.
The player had been training at the club, and the Never Walk Alone crooners decided to reward him with a professional deal. Liverpool deem the player fot enough to continue with them after he completed his trial with the club.
The Liverpool Echo report that the left back is a promising talent and would start with the development squad under the tutelage of coach Michael Beale. Juanma would undergo medicals at the club, after Liverpool successfully fended of interests from Spanish side Villarreal in a bid to keep him. Juanma is short for Juan Manuel Garcia. The young talented player came through the youth system at Camp Nou – La Masia, where he played as both a left back and a centre back during his time there. Read More — LIVERPOOL ADD YET ANOTHER PLAYER THIS SUMMER
FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez was pictured as he was honoured by the directors and heads of sport following his amazing season at the club at the last campaign.
The very talented Uruguayan was awarded the Aldo Rovira prize for the past season, following his incredible feats. The player wins the seventh edition of the prestigious award.
The winner of the award was selected by a jury composed of directors and heads of sport in Catalan media. The player won his second European Golden shoe and he broke other records. He is the first player to break the stranglehold of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the La Liga as he scored 40 goals. It was 59 in all competitions aside making 25 assists. He becomes the fourth person to win the award since its inception. The others are Eric Abidal, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi. Messi has won the award four times already.
The award was created six years back in memory of the son of former FC Barcelona director Josep Lluis Rovira, who died in a traffic accident the previous year. Suarez said he humbled being given such an award and he was pictured with the president of the Jury. The player is still being targeted for a possible return to the English Premier League by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, according to reports. Read More — SUAREZ WINS BEST PLAYER AWARD IN BARCA AND GUARDIOLA WANTS HIM
Uruguay will have to win their next match if they want to keep their chances of making it to the next round alive.
They will be hoping that Luis Suarez will be back in the team so as to boost an attack that has been quite poor in their last match.
Luis Suarez has been injured in his last match for Barcelona and has missed the first Copa America game where his team lost 3-1 to Mexico. Uruguay will be hoping that their star striker will have recovered by Friday and help them get a result against Venezuela.
Uruguay’s midfielder Gonzalez has stated that there is a big chance that Suarez might be on the pitch on Friday. He said that the player is recovering well and has started training again with the first team. He still has some apprehension when running into challenges but believes that everything will be good by Friday.
Luis Suarez, who finished as top-scorer for La Liga, would have wanted to help his team at the Copa America but will have to wait until Friday to find out whether he will be in the team or not.
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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