Luis Suárez is back from injury and the player will most likely start in Barcelona’s first game after confinement, against Mallorca on June 13. The Uruguayan has spoken in an interview published on the club’s website, and Luis Suárez told that he is ‘feeling good’. He has also been asked to comment on some of his memories.
How do you feel after your injury?
“I feel good as I adapt to training with my teammates, returning after injury always costs but I enjoy being able to work with my teammates. I’ve been practicing from home and I hope we can get back to playing football.”
How did you go through confinement?
“Over time, everything is back to normal, despite all these deaths. We can go out for a walk and the children can play outside. It was complicated, because the kids had a school, but a lot of people went through worse circumstances.”
What do you think of the upcoming games?
“We’re adjusting to playing with this heat, and playing without an audience will be weird. We’re going to focus on winning the games to win the league title, that’s what we all want.”
How do you feel about the Champions League final in Berlin against Juventus? (Barcelona won the title after winning 3-1)
“It was one of the best moments of my career, because it was the first Champions League title of my career and also the ability to score the second goal to complete Leo’s assist. It was a great night with the trident, something I’ll never forget.”
Equalling Kubala’s record of being the club’s third-best scorer?
“Records and challenges come on their own, you have to focus on helping the team. If there’s a possibility to get past a big player like Kubala, I’m welcome to leave a mark on a big club like Barcelona.”
That brings an end to the club interview with Luis Suárez.
Rooney admits he wanted to join Barça: “Imagine playing with Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets”
Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team was something else. Not only did the Catalans have the best players in the world but they also played the most thrilling and the most beautiful football on the planet. That statement may or may not hold true to this very day but the fact is, their opponents were more often than not – outclassed.
The same thing happened to Manchester United, twice to be more precise. And twice Wayne Rooney was on the receiving end of a lesson in football. However, back in 2010, he was extremely close to leaving Old Trafford and heading to Spain of all places.
He handed in a transfer request and for the following couple of days or so, the Englishman was one of the most wanted men on the planet. Talking on the UTD Podcast, Rooney explained he wanted to join Barcelona.
“In my head, at the time (2010), I was ready to go and play in Spain. Ideally, I would have liked to have gone to Barcelona. Imagine playing in that team with Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets.”
And according to him, fitting in wouldn’t have been a problem. After all, Lionel Messi was a wide player at the time so there would certainly be a place for a player like Rooney in Guardiola’s team.
“At that time Messi wasn’t playing as a number 9, he was playing out wide. So, I think I would’ve slotted in perfectly. I could have come to the ball as well and have players running in behind.”
There’s no denying his class and skill on the pitch and a prime Rooney could’ve been a real asset to any team in the world back in the day.
Can you imagine him at his best, playing for one of the best teams to ever set foot on the green pitch?
It would’ve been quite something, to say the least.