Barcelona star Luis Suarez has revealed that he’s happy at the fact that the club have already started looking for replacements for him.
The Uruguayan superstar hasn’t had the best time this season until the El Clasico walked about with Suarez struggling to find the net. However, with Lionel Messi out injured Barcelona needed somebody to step up and out walked Luis Suarez, with the 31-year-old playing the game of his life with an incredible hattrick to beat Real Madrid 5-1.
However, despite his performance against the Los Blancos, the Catalan giants are still looking potential replacements for the 31-year-old, if rumours are to believed. The likes of Timo Werner, Harry Kane, Roberto Firminio, Gabriel Jesus, Krzysztof Piatek, Paulo Dybala and a few others have been targeted as strikers who could fill Suarez’s void. The Barcelona number nine isn’t getting any younger, and while he still does score his fair share of goals, his ability has certainly reduced.
But upon hearing that Barcelona are actively looking for his replacement, Luis Suarez went on to say that “That Barcelona are looking for a nine… it’s normal. I’m already 31 years old.” However, while it may mean the end of his Camp Nou career, for now, the Uruguayan is still the numero uno striker as Barcelona have no bonafide replacements in their squad.
Suarez further went on to talk about VAR, after the forward was awared a penalty based on a VAR decision against Real Madrid. “You lose a spark,” he said, “at even the slightest doubt defenders raise their hands and the forward doesn’t celebrate because of possible doubts. Later if they give you the goal as valid, you don’t do it anymore. The adrenaline of celebrating a goal is divine, and VAR takes those little things away.”
“We have to get used to not arguing so much with the refs, not arguing against them, because that’s why we have VAR. Without discussion,” Suárez finished.
Luis Suarez is one of modern football’s greatest strikers and his part in an incredible trio alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, will go down in history. But like all greats, he is coming towards the end of his tenure and needs to hand over the reigns to a younger and better player, but at the same time manage to do it gracefully.