The Uruguayan striker has revealed that he has dreamed of playing for FC Barcelona since he was a boy
Commenting on his ban on playing until October, he said, "My feet hurt from not wearing football boots”
An Audi for Luis
After the press conference, Luis Suárez was presented with his new official car, a black Audi A7 TDI, by Pepe Soler-Roig, Events and Sponsorship manager for Audi..
65 media channels, more than 100 reporters, 20 television stations ... The Ricard Maxenchs press room in the Camp Nou was full to overflowing for the presentation of Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan international was handed his first few minutes in the Camp Nou last night and was eager to tell reporters about his initial impressions of the Club. He expressed his gratitude to Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, his team-mates and the fans for the warm welcome he has received. "Thank you for making my dream of playing for FC Barcelona come true". He explained that he had wanted to play for FC Barcelona ever since he was a child. “When I got the chance to come here I didn’t hesitate”.
In fact, last night was his first ever experience of the stadium. “I had never player here before. I loved it but I still can’t believe it. I can’t believe such a beautiful dream is coming true".[[CITA_1]]
His FIFA ban runs out on 24 October, just in time for the La Liga ‘el clásico’ in the Bernabéu. "I’ll train really hard so that the day I can play I’ll be fully fit ". He admitted that the fact he is now able to train alongside his team-mates will make the time pass more quickly. “Knowing that you have two months to go is difficult but I’ve accepted it. My mind is fixed on training to be fit for the end of October".
Luis Suárez is keen to put the whole matter of his ban behind him as soon as possible. “The ban is what it is and has to be accepted”. “After what happened I was really depressed. I had to accept reality and then I apologised. It’s in the past. It’s necessary to focus on the present and on Barcelona”. He revealed that he has been working on strengthening his knee but told reporters, “What really hurt me are my feet from not wearing football boots”.
Luis Suárez insisted that he doesn’t see himself as a star. “For me, the stars are in the sky. I’m here to contribute and help the team win trophies”. But he doesn’t mind the close scrutiny he’s certain to attract from fans and media. “I’m used to these challenges”.After the press conference, Luis Suárez was presented with his new official car, a black Audi A7 TDI, by Pepe Soler-Roig, Events and Sponsorship manager for Audi.