Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, during an Argentina-Uruguay

THEY'RE VERY CLOSE

Suárez on Messi: "I see him with the same illusion that saw him before"

Published:7/11/2020 - 13:54h

Updated:7/11/2020 - 14:12h

Atletico Madrid's fordward, Luis Suárez, has spoken on his relation with his ex mate and fellow, Lionel Messi, during an interview to the newspaper 'AS'

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The relation between Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez always has been very near. From the arrival of the charrúa to the Camp Nou, in 2014, turned into big friends, inside and out of the field. The farewell of Suárez of the FC Barcelona, with destination to the Athletic of Madrid, went an operation that to the captain culé did not like him and in his moment criticised to the directive of the club by how had carried out the exit, by the rear door, of the third maximum goleador historical of the Barça.

Still without sharing changing room, the friendship between the two forwards continues being very near. They speak very followed and share experiences related to his familiar and regarding the football, only that from the pantalal and a mobile and no in the City Condal. Luis Suárez has affirmed, in an interview offered to the newspaper 'AS', that continue speaking "often. But we speak of the life. Of what is happening nowadays. The other day it was the birthday of my son and of the his recently and also speak of these things"

"I see it with the same illusion that saw him before. Enjoying and not going down the arms, that is important"

The Uruguayan forward expressed that the friendship has not changed in spite of the distance. In fact, puntalizó that have "a good relation and do not speak only of football. We treat to support us between the two in personal subjects and anímicos". Especially, after the beginning of campaign so irregular that have registered both. Messi only has annotated a goal in LaLiga Santander and his numbers already concern to the fans. However, Suárez has said that "is 33 years old and knows how has to face each situation. I see it with the same illusion that saw him before. Enjoying and not going down the arms, that is important. Because, although sometimes the ball do not want to go in, follows trying it. This says a lot of him"

The Uruguayan also was questioned on the statements of the ex trainer culé, Quique Setién, that had affirmed that Messi is difficult to manage, but preferred not thinking to avoid controversies. Anyway, it defended to his mate and fellow: "all the mates that coexist with Leo can speak wonders of him. Of the class of player that is and of the big human being that is out of the field" expressed. Besides, it said that Messi is a person to which land likes to help to the more youngsters and give councils: "All the players that were with him speak wonders. This says a lot of how is like person and like player inside the changing room"

His relation with the Barcelona

Luis Suárez went of the Barcelona because it was not part of the plans of Ronald Koeman and because the club had to go down the mass salarial. The trainer blaugrana called him to communicate him that it had to do his cases and the forward observed the mandate but, asked after his relation with the Dutch, confessed that "it was of professionalism". It related that, in his moment, Koeman called him to communicate him his intentions and he said him that "until it did not look for a solution had right to be followed training in the club. I was three weeks training with the total professionalism that corresponds me, without looking for any but. They commanded me to train separate and trained me, he understood it because it knew my situation"

Regarding the resignation of Josep María Bartomeu like president of the Barcelona, confessed that "what happens in Barcelona to me does not concern me a lot. Today I am in the Athletic and defend this T-shirt. I prefer to be to the margin of what sucede there", giving him full stop to his relation with the culés, although it confessed that in the Barça gave him the option to remain if it did not find team. "I wanted to look for a solution, look for my way and luckily found it", highlighting that there was mutual respect with the trainer during the trainings under the orders of Ronald Koeman.

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