Luis Suárez with Ramon Alfonseda and Josep Maria Fusté at the Barça veterans dinner / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

[[DES_1]]During the annual dinner for the Former Barça Players group last Friday, Luis Suárez Miramontes spoke to Barça TV about the arrival of his namesake at FC Barcelona. The Uruguyan version scored his first ever goal for the blaugranes on Tuesday against Apoel and for the legendary ex-Barça and Internazionale midfielder he is, “an important signing for Barça.”

“He is a very important player for the team because aside from scoring plenty of goals, he is a winner with character” maintained the man played for Barça between 1954 and 1961. The elder Luis Suárez even joked: “With that name he can’t fail.”

Just three days before the Barça number 9 found the net, the former player highlighted his goalscoring ability. “He has always scored goals and he won’t stop because he is in his prime,” he commented.

aside from scoring plenty of goals, he is a winner with character

Finally Luis Suárez gave his opinion on the trident formed by the Uruguayan, Messi and Neymar in Luis Enrique’s Barça side. “They are intelligent lads and they know that, at certain moments they have to think of the team,” he explained before adding, “it’s the best for them all because if things go badly for them, then they go badly for the team.”


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Luis Suárez Miramontes

The midfielder born in La Coruña, Spain played for Barça between 1954 and 1961 alongside such other legends as Kubala, Kocsis, Czibor and keeper Ramallets. He became the first Spanish born player to win the Ballon d'Or in 1960 and when he left the blaugranes to join Internazionale a year later, the move saw him  become the world's most expensive footballer at that time.