Whistled by the Camp Nou, Luis Suarez missed out on his match against Villarreal yesterday. To the point of losing his place? Some serious commentators think so.
After a weak start both in UEFA Champions League and La Liga, FC Barcelona reassured Tuesday night by finally winning at home against Villarreal (2-1), despite Lionel Messi injuring himself again, Barca gave a good performance. A man, however, missed out on his match. It’s Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan, highly rumored for Inter Miami CF, was “desperate, with easy passes missed, out of shape and uninspired to take the spaces,” comments Mundo Deportivo.
Some of the socios also hissed at el Pistolero. Whistles have not failed to make his teammates react, starting with Gerard Piqué, who never misses an occasion to rant. “Now people are whistling Suarez and the public can express themselves as he sees fit, but he must take into account that we are not machines, that we have personal questions that affect us and that people do not know, but we are still making efforts, “he said after the game.
“Now, people are whistling Suarez” Pique
Ernesto Valverde, also contested by some of the Catalan fans, was very clear in a post-match press conference. “You have to put things in their context. He just scored two goals in Valencia a few days ago, he spent a month stopped and he has to keep pace as the season progresses. We know what he gives us and what he will give us, we must be behind him and he will continue to be decisive. He went down in history as one of the goleadors of the club, there is a reason, “said the Barca’s coach.
Still, with the revelation Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé doing a solid come back, the reigning Spanish champions has enough resource in attack. While the trio Antoine Griezmann-Lionel Messi-Luis Suarez, aligned for the first time yesterday, is envisionned to be the starting one, Marca wonders if the former Liverpool has not simply lost his place in the long term. Part of Camp Nou seems to have already decided in this debate … And we can’t wait to have him in Miami!