What had happened? Zubizarreta Admitted that Suárez was not his first option before ficharlo

Published:10/02/2021 - 08:27h

Updated:10/02/2021 - 10:50h

Andoni Zubizarreta Admitted in an interview that Luis Suárez was not his first option for the forward in 2014, when the sportive director brought to the Uruguayan to the Barcelona

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One of the artífices of the successes of the FC Barcelona during the past decade was, without doubts, Andoni Zubizarreta, the one who exerted like direct sportive of the club between 2010 and 2015 and went the attendant to close important incorporations, as the ones of David VIila, Jordi Alba, Neymar, Ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic or Luis Suárez. However, this week, the director of the picture culé admitted that it had to debate enough the signing of this last, since there was another contendiente between the options of leading centre that had in looks it.

The statements of Zubizarreta around the signing of Suárez gave in the program "Què T'hi Jugues!" To BE Catalonia. During the interview, the exportero of the Barcelona analysed several of his decisions while it was managerial of the club and did quotation to the election that had to do to the hour to decide go in "Struggle" and the Kun Agüero, the one who also was an option until the last minute

"His arrival, after the previous bite, was not easy, the people said me that it was not DNA Barça or that did not have mobility. At the end, with his work and quality integrated in the game of the team and with Leo and Ney", went the words of Zubizarreta on the arrival of Suárez. In spite of the argued of the decision, does not fit doubt that it was one of the most hit of the past decade.

Although Zubizarreta was sacked by Josep María Bartomeu in 2015, afterwards of the sanction that was him imposed to the Barcelona by the controversial signings of young players, the name of Luis Suárez remained like one of the legacies of the ex sportive director. Incidentally, the 283 parties that the sudamericano played like culé, as well as the 195 goals that marked and the 113 assistances that delivered, also arrived thanks to the exdirectivo Basque.

Zubizarreta Spoke of Messi and of Pedri

Andoni Zubizarreta Also shared his opinion on the subject of the future of Lionel Messi, situation that is in looks it of all the means and inflate of the surroundings of the football. On this subject, the exfutbolista mentioned: "it Is a his question, has right to choose and does not have to be easy. Treat to Leo is not difficult, the other way around, is a footballer footballer"

Incidentally, Zubizarreta did quotation to Pedri, the one who has been one of the surprises more gratas that this season has brought to the Camp Nou. "If it called Pedrinho had cost 50 millions. It is necessary to look first what have home, but is a grandísimo footballer", mentioned "Zubi" on the Canarian footballer.

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