Luis Suarez

With the season entering into its decisive and final phase, Luis Suárez approaches the end of his first campaign as a blaugrana. His hope is that he can add a trophy to his list of honours and for that to happen, he knows exactly what needs to be done: “Play in a team like this, in which every player wants to win every game, it’s the sign of success, whether it be league, the Champions League of any other competition. Our intention is to fight right until the end.”

Speaking in an interview with the official UEFA magazine, the Uruguayan striker reflects on his first year with FC Barcelona and how he has settled in. He also considers the possibility of lifting one of the three titles that Barça are still in contention for. “With the right attitude and great focus and footballing quality, in this team there is plenty of that, we know we can be successful,” he assured.

Suárez’s role

Since his arrival Luis Suárez has shown game after game his quality and his ability to help the team. “I try to make my team mates’ job easier. If you wear the number 9 on your back and you’re a striker, you need to score. But I am not obsessed with it, and I know my role in the team, because, aside from scoring goals, I have to help my team mates,” he added. For the striker, scoring is as only as important as creating goals: “It’s important to show both qualities out on the field of play.”

The official UEFA magazine also brings together the opinions of people who are know Luis Suárez well. Here is what they had to say about the Uruguyan:

What they think of Suárez…

Paolo Suárez, Luis Suárez’s brother

“I am six years older than Luis. When I played football in the street with my friends, he always wanted to join in. In the beginning, they thought it would be easy, but when he started to dribble past them, it wasn’t so funny.”

 Luis Enrique, FC Barcelona coach

“Suárez has a great understanding with Messi. They have a chemistry and that is good for the team.”

Kenny Dalglish, ex Liverpool manager

“I can’t imagine what a defender must feel like when he comes up against Neymar, Messi and Suárez. I don’t think they sleep much the night before.”

Martin Jol, ex Ajax coach

“There is nobody better inside the six year box. With the ball he is unstoppable.”

Diego Forlán, former team mate in the Uruguayan national side

“On the field, he is somebody that always wants to win. But off the field he is a relaxed family man.”

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