5th September, 2018
Barcelona’s Super Striker, Luis Suarez has been speaking about his life at the Nou Camp and Lionel Messi as a person. As far as he is concerned, the Barca captain deserves more than four Champions League medals.
Even though Lionel Messi has won a lot of trophies at Barca which includes some 33 titles – including four Champions League titles – and is also a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Suarez thinks the Argentinian National Team Captain deserves even more than that.
Speaking to RAC 1, Suarez said:
“He’s really motivated, even more so after the World Cup and the Champions League,”
“Now he’s the captain, the leader and he wants to lift trophies. We have a quality team and a coach to be able to win everything.
“But it’s a really difficult competition to win and [Messi] can’t win it on his own. It has to be a collective effort, as good as he is. We have to be compact. Leo deserves more.
“Obviously it’s infuriating [for us] because Madrid have won the Champions League in each of the last three years. They have made history and it’s a thorn in our side.”
It will be recalled that Lionel Messi was made the captain of Barca following Andres Iniesta’s move to Vissel Kobe in Japan and the new leader has already promised the fans that the team will do everything possible to win the Champions League this season.
And as Suarez put it,:
“Messi’s already put the pressure on in terms of titles. But now it’s up to us to perform on the pitch.
“After the Gamper game, we spoke about the pressure he had put us under [laughs]. But that shows what Lionel is about, how desperate he is to win. I hope what he wished for comes true.”
Luis Suarez also spoke about his time at Barcelona so far. Talking about his future, he said he would love to retire at Barca. He then went on to say:
“My family are happy and we’re expecting a third child.”
“I’m at a club where I always wanted to be and where they’ve trusted in me after what happened in the 2014 World Cup.
“I owe the club everything for the way they’ve treated me and I’ll try to give my all. It’s complicated [to retire at Barcelona] and other great players like Xavi and Andres Iniesta weren’t able to do it.
“When I no longer have the level to play at Barcelona I’ll step to the side. Retiring here would be the wish of most players.”