The latest quotes from Luis Suarez see him speak affectionately of Liverpool and how it disturbs him that the club aren’t in the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League title.
Suarez was speaking to Spanish newspaper El Pais ahead of Spain’s Confederations Cup match with Uruguay (11pm kick off tonight).
The 26 year old forward was asked about his bravery, which led to the question ‘Is that why you do not fear the possibility of playing for Real Madrid?’ Luis responded:
“I have never feared the pressure. But that does not mean anything, I am a Liverpool player.”
He is then asked ‘what can a player like you give a team like Madrid?’:
“I give my soul every time I step on the pitch. I have done this with Uruguay, Ajax and Liverpool. I do not hold anything when I finish a game.”
El Pais ask, do you have an agreement with Real Madrid?
“No, I have a contract with Liverpool.”
Asked, would you like to?, Suarez replies:
“A player always aspires to the maximum and Madrid is always at the top of the goal of a football player. Any player would love to play for a great team like Madrid. But, do you know what it is like to play for Liverpool?”
The interviewer responds ‘Fernando Torres said that to understand you have to play at Anfield’:
“I get goosebumps only thinking about it. Only 4 years ago I use to pretend that I was a Liverpool player, on Playstation.
“Liverpool is one of the best clubs worldwide. We did not go to Champions League, and we did not fight for the Premier League, and this club belongs there. The club knows how much I have had to endure with the press. This is why you think out loud, that it may be time to change, but I have endured so much to be where I am today.
“I am not going to let a few critics take it away from me and abandon what I love. I think what this club represents and the honor that it is to play. The love my daughter has for the club.. she sings YNWA and feels it like her own.”
Suarez is later asked about his bite on Ivanovic. “I do not deny, I made mistakes” he admits. But says the media treatment “makes it difficult for me to play in England and the club knows and understands”.
Again, Suarez is using the media treatment as his get out clause. He again claims that Liverpool understand his desire to leave the club.
Real are reported to be interested in Suarez’s international team-mate Edinson Cavani, along with Tottenham’s Gareth Bale – neither of whom are showing such disrespect for their current club by constantly proclaiming their desires to join Real.
One thing is for sure, Real can’t sign all three of Bale, Suarez and Cavani. If they don’t sign Suarez, a certain someone is going to be crawling back to Anfield with his tale between his legs and egg on his face.
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