Luis Suarez Explains Why He Had A Go At A Teammate
Luis Suarez has been one of the best strikers in the world in the last few years but this season things haven't gone well for him. However the Uruguayan has revealed why he's told one of his teammates off this season.
Once upon-a-time Barcelona's MSN scared the absolute daylights out of all of the defences in world football now it's been split up it has left Luis Suarez floundering, even if Lionel Messi is continuing his form.
Neymar obviously left Barcelona for PSG for a ridiculous £198 million in the summer and then with MSN reduced to MS the S has seemingly malfunctioned with Suarez having 'only' scored three times in eight La Liga starts.
That definitely sums up Suarez' form this season in a picture. Image: PA
That has left Messi to pick up the pieces on his own. Admittedly it's not the worst player to leave all the pressure to. But the La Liga leaders can't rely on their superstar all season if they are to remain top.
Despite his poor form Suarez was still seen telling off teammate Gerard Deulofeu during a match and in an interview with SPORT the striker explained why he was digging out the former Everton player, saying:
"He is a player with experience. He has played in big leagues and what he has to do is listen to advice, not just from forwards, but from the manager. He is doing that and he's learning. He's not the only player I've given a ticking-off to. We all do it. People tell me off, too! "
Deulofeu has returned to Barcelona this season and scored one goal so far. Image: PA
Suarez was asked if he felt that the change from Luis Enrique to Ernesto Valverde as manager was the reason for his lack of form and the former Ajax man said, "That's the least of it. Obviously, when there's a player like Ney, it is different.
"But it's not the manager who asks me to play there [on the left], I go there because I see there's no one there. The manager knows where I can perform, what my position is and where I feel comfortable. If I go the the left, it's because I see space, not because of the system."
And insisted he's not anxious about his form adding, "I don't think there's been any anxiety. Anxious would be to have the ball and try to beat five players. In that sense, I'm calm.
"I remember a play against Malaga when Sergi Roberto gave me the ball and before shooting I was laughing because I knew I was going to miss, due to the moment I'm going through. In another moment, I'd have caught it wrong and it would have gone in. I know that when one goes in, a lot more will start to go in."
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