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“Some did not believe that it could continue being in the elite”

Luis Suarez is shining with its own light in the Atlético de Madrid. With 16 goals in 18 league games, the Uruguayan is the main offensive weapon of the de Simeone And, although he has a clause in his contract that would allow him to go free in the summer, he has acknowledged that he is enjoying the good time he is going through in the football elite because “being at Atlético you are still in the football elite.” The forward assures that he hopes to continue “this, next year and whatever years, competing to the fullest.”

«I don’t see myself in MLS or in Qatar, I still see myself enjoying the moment I’m living today in the elite of football, because being at Atlético you are still in the elite of football. Some did not believe that he could continue to be. I keep seeing myself following with the same desire, I hope to continue this, next year and whatever years, competing to the maximum until one is aware and realizes that this is where it has come. But no one is going to get me out, I’m going to decide, “he said in an interview with ESPN Uruguay.

«I am one of those players who I always characterized myself for being a hard head. In the sense that when I try two, three, four times and it does not come out, I am not one of those players who will lower their head or disappear. I’m going to keep trying because it was my way of being since I was a kid. They criticized me when I was 18 years old and the coaches I had, like Martín Lasarte, answered: «But don’t look at the goals that the 18-year-old boy is making mistakes, who errs 7 or 8, look at the third or fourth he continues to insist. These are things that will make him go far, “said the Uruguayan.

Regarding his moment, he reveals that he himself did not expect to be performing at such a high level as he is doing. «I did not expect to be in this moment that I am living today in the Athletic, but I’m really enjoying it and I’m grateful that both the coaching staff and the teammates believe in me, they trust and that is something that you try to pay for with goals or whatever ».

“Simeone generates a lot of confidence in the player”

Suarez He also wanted to highlight the importance of Simeone and the trust he has placed in him from day one: «Obviously each coach has his way of being and his football philosophy. The cholo is a coach who generates a lot of confidence to the playerIt makes him give more than he can give and that’s what he transmits to you. When it comes to setting up the matches, he corrects many things for you. TO At my age, I keep correcting things and I accept them without any problem because he is the coach for a reason. One is there to help because a capable person who thinks that with his age he has everything done, but there are tactical details that one has to learn and the coach is there for something ».

The rojiblanco forward believes that Simeone’s way of training and the competitiveness he transmits from an Argentine coach like him fit perfectly with his style. «The Uruguayan and the Argentine have the intense way of living the matches and that does not vary much. What changes you is that sometimes you have a coach who can explain a situation to you, who tells you: “if you hit there between those two defenders, you can generate a scoring chance.” The coach speaks to you like this, but then you have the other coach who says to you: «Click there between those two, that you are going to score the goal and you’re going to score another two or three more». Those are coaches that motivate you, that excite you and those are messages that come to you and give you a lot.