Luis Suarez has admitted that the MLS spell appeals to him
The prolific 34-year-old has rediscovered his way at Wanda Metropolitano, as a La Liga title challenge is spearheaded, and he could now continue for several more years – potentially in America.
The Uruguayan striker wanted to finish his career at Barcelona
Luis Suarez has admitted that the MLS spell appeals to him as he hopes to extend his playing career, that has been slowing down before linking up with Atletico Madrid in 2020. The Uruguayan expected to see his playing days at Barcelona before the shocking decision was made to let him pass through the exits at Camp Nou. Instead, the prolific 34-year-old has rediscovered his way at Wanda Metropolitano, as a La Liga title challenge is spearheaded, and he could now continue for several more years – potentially in America. Suarez told reporters on his present and future: “Two years ago, when I played for Barcelona, I would say that I would like to finish there, but then circumstances arise.”
Suarez was surprised at how he was treated by Barcelona
“Now that I’m here and I’m happy, you think to play for a couple more years, keep competing, and then when the time comes, you have another option, and you have to make decisions. Actually, it isn’t easy. I wish I had the experience of being able to play in the US, but you never know.” Suarez has scored 19 goals so far this season, with a big point being made to those left behind in Catalonia as Barca are falling off the title pace. He found the target 198 times in six memorable years with the Blaugrana, with a devastating partnership struck up with Lionel Messi. The former Liverpool star, who has seen another move mooted for another transfer window, admits that he was surprised at how Barca treated him, but that only served to make him hungrier to silence doubters.
Suarez added on his career path over the past 12 months: “Everyone loves the challenge, and coming here to Atletico Madrid was a huge challenge for me for many reasons. Last year I received criticism and was told that I was no longer able to compete for big things or that I cannot compete at a high level at Barcelona, and that creates a challenge for you on an individual level, as it forces you to continue to show that you are part of the elite of football when you come to Atletico and to show that there is a reason why I have been the kind of player that I have for so many years. So I took it as a great challenge and with great enthusiasm. I have no regrets, on the contrary: excited and eager to continue to demonstrate my quality.”