Barcelona’s crisis may be aggravated three days after the defeat at Benfica that leaves Koeman sunk. And it is that, at 9:00 p.m., in the League, Atlético receives that Barcelona full of injuries. And in their ranks, many pending accounts. One of them is in the boots of the rojiblanco ‘9’, Luis Suárez, history of Barcelona. His departure last summer is still there, and the Uruguayan speaks about it in an interview that TVE will broadcast this noon (The 1) and of which he has already posted on his official Twitter an advance under the following headline: “I do not forget that last year in the preseason they sent me to train separately.” But there is more, Suárez has conceded an interview with Sport where he talks about the current situation of Barça: “There is a war that hurts the players“. Between the two a common note. Still pain from the treatment on his departure from Barcelona (” as if he were 15 years old “, for suggesting” that he was the bad guy in the dressing room “).
Statements on TVE
An exit, his, that he reviews in words with TVE that begins with the answer to the question of whether he likes the responsibility of being a leader. “I like it, I like to assume that responsibility, that one has fought a lot to be in the football elite because they have earned it hard, statistically, I am above an individual award that they want to give me, that want to vote, I always said it, I won two golden boots in the era of Cristiano and Leo and I have to be proud because I won it by numbers, not because people voted for me, and that has a lot of value. I have assumed responsibility at Barcelona when Leo was not there, we played against Madrid I scored three goals without Leo, at Liverpool I had similar situations not being Gerard who was the benchmark, a legend for us, at Ajax when he was 21 or 22 years old. I was captain, I have had to live situations that I value very much, I have to be proud and come to a club like Atlético that many people doubted was already in quotation marks on the descent, it was a demonstration of ambition not to get bored of winning, wanting this club to continue growing and well, what happened last year was something unique, assuming responsibility for the Suárez area as the coach said that we already talked about it at the time but enjoying that responsibility because it is nice to live with that pressure ”.
-Is he spiteful?: “No, not at all, not at all. Sometimes the forms hurt and more because of the trajectory that one has, because of the respect that I have always given but resentful at all”.
-What do you remember from your last stage at Barça?: “I remember that, just as we have lived great moments in the years that I lived in Barcelona, we went through moments, very bad nights, of which one felt pain, sadness … because being in Barcelona you have the obligation to win everything … Whatever squad there is, you have an obligation to win everything. And not being able to respond to people in the way that was expected of you hurt me, but I also think that getting to Barcelona is easy, but the line is to stay. At the level that I maintained in Barcelona, I have had bad and good games but my numbers in Barcelona spoke of the fact that the average of 20 goals per season did not drop, and I do not know if there are any 9 who have managed to do that in Barcelona Taking the difference from Leo, which is a separate case and I have to feel proud of that. After the moment arrived, the forms bothered me, I already said it, they hurt me, more than anything because I am a player who always gave everything to Barcelona and I have given myself completely to the club, and that they treated me like that hurt me, but also with the self-criticism of saying something happens, something happens and destiny will mark who got it right and who didn’t. “
-Do you believe in karma?: “Yes. “Karma, fate, that they despise you, because I have not forgotten that last year in the preseason they sent me to train separately to make me mad and I, as a professional, said the coach and I was a pro and I was going to train every day without a bad face because it is what touches me because I am like that and destiny will have the end that it will have to have “.
-This time you are agreeing with him perhaps …: “I don’t know if you’re agreeing with me, but I do … I don’t like to make firewood from the fallen tree, you say, right? but the situation that the club is experiencing hurts me, for being one more culé, for having been there for many years, for having friends there, for having people who work, but the club knows that things are not being done as they should be done, but then when it comes to making decisions there are people with experience who have to make those decisions. Hopefully it is a pothole from which the club returns to the situation that is on time because there is a lot of future within the club with the players who are leaving “.
-Did you see Benfica-Barça yesterday: “Yes Yes i saw it”.
-What’s going on in your head?: “Obviously, as a professional, as a colleague, It hurts to see friends like this, head bowed, difficult situation that the club is experiencing, and you are not happy about that, because one has feelings towards the club as I have towards Liverpool, towards Ajax, I worked many years in Barcelona and if in this case we are rivals, starting today we are thinking about the game Saturday, and I’m going to defend and my job is to love Atlético today, I love my work, and I’m going to try to do my best so that Atlético does well and not remember any of this. “
Statements in Sport
In his interview in the newspaper Sport, Suárez talks about the name of Xavi as one of the candidates for the Barcelona bench to replace Koeman. “As a soccer fan and what he has done as a player, I don’t think that today, tomorrow or the day after is the time to catch the team. He is intelligent and knows the difficulty of the club. You must wait for the moment. He has colleagues inside with whom he will have to make decisions and it will be difficult. “Still he endorsed him as a coach:”I see him very qualified as a coach“And that returning with that position to the Camp Nou” will allow him to be great “as he was as a footballer.
He also spoke about his departure from Barcelona. Of the pain that he felt. “Mix” the responsibility between Koeman and Bartomeu. The Mint “contempt” of the deal, “as if I were 15 years old”, from the coach and also the leak of Bartomeu from “it was bad for the locker room”. The Uruguayan still does not understand, so long after the message that remained about him, after all, his goals, his dedication, his years at Barcelona is that “Luis was the one who bothered.”
He also gave his recipe for how the players who wear the culé shirt should be (“who puteen, let them run, with attitude”) and that the tension between Koeman and Laporta is “a separate war that is hurting the players”. That Barça that he will have in front of him on Saturday. Now seen from another shirt. The rojiblanca.