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Luis Suarez fires warning to Xavi against replacing Koeman at Barcelona

Luis Suarez fires warning to Xavi against replacing Koeman at Barcelona

Premier League
Luis Suarez has sent a warning to his former teammate Xavi Hernandez to resist the temptation of rejoining Barcelona should Ronald Koeman leave after a poor run of results. The Catalan side are in a state of disarray after yesterday’s 3-0 defeat against Benfica which leaves them bottom of Champions League Group E without a single point, or even a goal to their name after two games. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barcelona, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in La Liga but sit in sixth place having been held by clubs like Granada and Cadiz, as they struggle to maintain their lofty standards after Lionel Messi's exit. Koeman is currently clinging to his job with Barca president Joan Laporta reported to be considering the likes of River Plate head coach Marcelo...
Luis Suarez takes another swipe at Barcelona & slams ‘weak’ Ronald Koeman

Luis Suarez takes another swipe at Barcelona & slams ‘weak’ Ronald Koeman

La Liga
Luis Suarez has taken another swipe at Barcelona following Atletico Madrid’s title win, slamming both manager Ronald Koeman and axed president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Uruguayan forward was deemed surplus to requirements by Barca’s board last summer and told to leave, but defied any notion he was past his best by scoring 21 goals in La Liga and helping fire Atleti to the league title. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Suarez was emotional after seeing off Real Valladolid in the final game of the campaign, crying on the pitch as he FaceTimed his wife, and blasted Barcelona for ‘not valuing him’ in a tearful post-match interview. Now he has made it clear it was Bartomeu who forced him out of Barcelona, though he also criticised Koeman’s role in his exit and ...
Luis Suarez hits out at Barcelona after leading Atletico Madrid to La Liga title

Luis Suarez hits out at Barcelona after leading Atletico Madrid to La Liga title

La Liga
An emotional Luis Suarez slammed his former club Barcelona for ‘underestimating’ and ‘undervaluing’ him after helping Atletico Madrid to their first La Liga title in seven years. Suarez scored the vital winning goal in Atleti’s 2-1 win over Real Valladolid to edge out Real Madrid on final day of the campaign in the Spanish top flight. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Suarez proved his doubters wrong with 21 goals and three assists across a superb debut season with Atleti since arriving from Barcelona and he couldn’t resist having a dig at his former team – who deemed him surplus to requirements – in his post-match interview. ‘What I experienced was difficult. Barcelona didn’t value me, they underestimated me and Atletico opened the doors for me,’ the Urugu...
Gerard Pique brutally insulted Luis Suarez after he tried to sneak penalty vs Barcelona

Gerard Pique brutally insulted Luis Suarez after he tried to sneak penalty vs Barcelona

La Liga
Gerard Pique and Ter Stegen were involved in a tense exchange with Luis Suarez during the goalless draw between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp on Saturday. Neither side were able to find a winner during the clash, and it means Real Madrid will go top of the league if they beat Sevilla on Sunday with only two weeks of the campaign remaining. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The game was the first time Suarez had returned to the Nou Camp since his transfer from Barca to Atletico, and the Uruguayan forward wasted no time in getting involved in the action as he looked to prove a point to his former team. At one point in the first-half, Suarez ran onto a long ball before falling dramatically under the challenge of Ter Stegen inside the box seekin...
Luis Suarez names the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career

Luis Suarez names the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career

La Liga, Premier League
Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez says Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva is the toughest defender that he’s played against in his distinguished career. Suarez signed for Atletico last summer after six seasons with Barcelona, where he won 13 titles during a trophy-laden period at the Camp Nou. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Uruguayan striker rose to prominence in Europe during his time with Ajax, which earned him a £23 million transfer move to Liverpool in 2011. Suarez was outstanding in the Premier League before his £75m move to Barcelona in 2015 and he also led his country to Copa America glory in 2011, as well as playing in three World Cup finals. He has also come up against the world’s elite during that time but Suarez says Chelsea defender Silva ...
Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as Atlético Madrid continue remarkable start

Luis Suarez breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record as Atlético Madrid continue remarkable start

La Liga
Luis Suarez continued his superb start at Atletico Madrid, with a record-breaking brace in their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Monday. The Uruguayan forward struck just before the break at the Wanda Metropolitano to make the scores level, after their opponents had taken the lead through Santi Mina. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Suarez got another goal early in the second half to give the La Liga leaders the lead. The two goals took Suarez’s goal tally for Atletico Madrid up to 16 in just 17 LaLiga matches, since arriving from Barcelona last summer. The 34-year-old striker is now the first player to score 16 goals in his first 17 matches for a club in the Spanish top-flight in the 21st century. The previous best of 15 goals in the same number of game...
Luis Suarez says Barcelona sold him because of Messi

Luis Suarez says Barcelona sold him because of Messi

La Liga
Luis Suarez believes his close relationship with Lionel Messi was the major reason behind Barcelona’s decision to sell him to Atletico Madrid this summer. Atletico Madrid were able to sign Suarez for just €6m (£5.5m) after Barcelona made it clear to the Uruguayan forward that he had no future at the club. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); During his six years at the Nou Camp, Suarez helped Barcelona win four La Liga titles as well as the Champions League in his first campaign. Suarez also formed a strong bond with Lionel Messi both on and off the pitch and the 33-year-old striker feels his friendship with Barcelona’s superstar ultimately led to his exit away from the club. ‘I think they wanted to remove me from Messi’s side,’ Suarez told ESPN. ‘Maybe i...
Luis Suarez slams Barcelona for “strange things” that angered Lionel Messi

Luis Suarez slams Barcelona for “strange things” that angered Lionel Messi

Premier League
Luis Suarez has hit out at his former team Barcelona for the manner of his exit this summer - a move which angered Lionel Messi. Suarez was forced to leave Barca even though he still had one year left on his contract at the Nou Camp where he had scored 198 goals in 283 matches across six seasons. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Only Messi and Cesar, an icon of the 1940s and 50s, have scored more goals for the club, but Suarez, 33, was ushered out of the door in a fairly brisk fashion after the appointment of Ronald Koeman as head coach this summer. The Uruguayan forward joined Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal for a nominal fee, and has begun his career at the club by scoring two goals in his first three matches. Messi, who had attempted to leave th...
Lionel Messi hits out at Barcelona for ‘kicking’ Suarez out of the club

Lionel Messi hits out at Barcelona for ‘kicking’ Suarez out of the club

La Liga
Lionel Messi has blasted Barcelona for 'kicking out' Luis Suarez after the striker completed his transfer to Atletico Madrid. And in a highly emotional post he put on Instagram, Messi conceded 'nothing surprises me anymore'. The duo became best of friends during their time together at the club. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And when Barcelona new manager Ronald Koeman told Suarez he had no future at the club - this reportedly led to Messi sensationally submitting a transfer request. He has since decided to stay with the Spanish giants for another campaign. Messi posted a couple of photos of the two of them together on social media, along with a post in Spanish. Translated, it reads: "I was already getting the idea but today I entered the locker room ...
Luis Suarez handed Barca release as he ‘agrees’ personal terms with Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez handed Barca release as he ‘agrees’ personal terms with Atletico Madrid

La Liga
Luis Suarez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid as his exit away from Barcelona draws closer, though there are still some issues to work out before the deal can materialise. Ronald Koeman has already made it clear to Suarez he does not see him as a first-team regular, with the Dutchman looking sign fresh blood and keen to bring in Memphis Depay from Lyon. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But Suarez is one of the highest-paid players at Barcelona, earning around £400,000-per-week, so the Catalans are looking to ship his enormous salary off their wage bill if he will not be playing in the team. The forward had been heavily linked with a move to Juventus, even flying to Italy to get an Italian passport, but his preference has always be...
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