Luis Suarez Explains Why Lionel Messi Is The Best
Luis Suarez is lucky enough to play alongside Lionel Messi, something we'd all love to have the privilege of doing, and the Uruguayan has explained what thing Messi does better than anyone.
We're all lucky enough to watch Lionel Messi. Whether it's on the tv or live most people have had the privilege of watching possibly the greatest player ever do his thing, and we can do it on a near weekly basis.
His teammates are even luckier. Sure there's plenty of good players at Barcelona but no one is at the level of Messi and they get to work with him on a daily basis.
It's like working with someone really talented only them being better at their job than you doesn't annoy you or isn't detrimental to you, what a great feeling that must be ey.
Luis Suarez is the player on the pitch closest to the five time Ballon d'Or winner, in theory and when he's not dropped into midfield to scare some other opposition players.
The former Liverpool striker might be one of the best in the world but he explained the one trait Messi has that has helped him, being relaxed. Speaking to SPORT he said:
"I think it's helped me to see how relaxed he is in matches.
"Sometimes I thought that you need to be focused the day before, or a few hours before the match.
"That's what happened with me at Liverpool, with the national team and all of my previous clubs.
"And I think to see the atmosphere here, to see everyone focused, knowing what they have to do, but in a more relaxed environment has helped me."
Suarez also spoke about how the two men have become friends, saying, "We don't only talk about football. We talk about the past, the future. We're humans that, aside from being teammates, we're good friends who have a lot in common.
"Not only that but sometimes our wives are doing things we're left alone. In my house or his drinking mate. We can be sat talking for two or three hours. But I always say this: a lot of people see him as Messi but for me, he's simply Leo."
Asked about whether he thought Neymar would return to Barca at some point the former Ajax man added, "In football, I always say that you never know what could happen. Right now he's enjoying life in Paris a lot. His objectives are clear. But obviously, as a teammate, friend or a fan of football you want the best at your side. But this is hypothetical and you never know."
It must be a lot easier to relax and do your job knowing Messi is there to bail you out.