Luis Suarez has been one of the best strikers at Barcelona in the 21st century. During his six-year spell at the club, the forward racked up almost 200 goals in less than 300 appearances.
Suarez was also the central figure in the famed ‘MSN’ trio that used to terrorise European football under the leadership of Luis Enrique.
In a recent interview, Suarez opened up on the MSN topic, and how the combination became one of the deadliest in the history of football.
Luis Suarez on MSN
“When I arrived at Barça, I arrived as a star with Neymar and Messi. People were saying that three stars together wouldn’t work,” Suarez said in an interview with Sport890.
The forward was coming on the back of an extraordinary spell at Liverpool that saw him score 82 goals in 133 competitive matches. But he had no desire to compete with Messi & Neymar.
“Leo and Neymar saw that I didn’t want to compete with them and didn’t want to do anything else but win and play well,” he said.
Suarez went on to talk about how the three gradually formed a cohesive bond, starting with the assignment of taking penalties.
“In the penalty kicks, Messi used to shoot, then Neymar and I was the last, but the person also had to be smart, and from here the partnership began, even outside the pitch, and this is very important. We have achieved everything,” the forward added.
During the peak of their powers, the MSN trio scored over 360 goals for Barcelona in all competitions.
MSN’s contributions were also key in helping Barcelona secure the Champions League in 2015, along with a slew of La Liga titles.
Suarez currently plies his trade for Gremio, but he is set to be out of contract at the end of the month. Earlier in the summer, the forward had opened up on the desire to retire together with Messi, so a potential reunion at Inter Miami shouldn’t be ruled out.