Today’s newspaper covers are all about one man and one man only as Luis Suárez talks about Barcelona, Lionel Messi, the arrival of Lautaro Martínez and many other things in his interviews with both Sport and Mundo Deportivo.
Of course, the Uruguayan is gracing both papers’ front pages with some bombastic and interesting quotes. Mundo Deportivo have gone with a headline that says ‘Suárez fires away‘, suggesting there were some hot topics discussed.
Some of the most interesting ones, however, include his opinion that Barcelona simply let LaLiga escape this year as well as saying Messi would like to be a part of a winning project.
There are also some snippets for the Champions League and the adaptation process of Antoine Griezmann, which has been a hot topic ever since his arrival to the Camp Nou.
Sport, on the other hand, have gone in a similar direction but their main focus remains on the Champions League. Of course, Suárez talks about Barcelona and their chances of winning that coveted trophy by saying they have to ‘live up to the club‘.
This is a clear sign that El Pistolero also believes the team simply has to get better if they don’t want to finish the season trophyless. After all, LaLiga is almost impossible – something he mentions as well – while the Copa del Rey has been crossed out for a while.
That means the European crown is all that’s currently on the table and needless to say, that’s been their kryptonite since Lucho’s time at the club. Is this year finally going to be the year they break the curse?
Barcelona legend says Messi is essential for the young Barcelona generation
Following what will forever remain an unforgettable might for the youngster, Ilaix Moriba scored his first goal for Barcelona. It was a sensational strike, as the young Spanish midfielder faked a shot one way, only for him to cooly dispatch it the other way.
Yesterday night, Barça legend Luis Suárez Miramontes had this to say both in regards to the club’s youth, as well as club veteran Lionel Messi: “For this group of young people it is essential that there is someone like Messi with personality and charisma so that they grow as they should. That is why it is necessary to maintain it.“ (via Carrusel)
Per earlier reports, the Barça captain has stayed true to this. He reportedly takes “special care” of Ilaix Moriba in particular so that the 18-year old doesn’t “deviate from the path of becoming an important player in the team.” This is one of Barcelona’s most talented squads in recent memory, full to the brim and overflowing with youth and exuberance, with all these players looking up to the Argentine.
The 85-year old is a Barcelona legend having played in Barça’s iconic colours from 1955 to 1961. He is widely regarded as one of Spain’s next footballers of all time, and a testament to this is the fact that he is still the only player from the country to ever win a Ballon D’or.
He has been heavily critical of the squad at times this season, owing to the fact that “they [Barca players] make the worst individual and team mistakes.” At least this time he has something to smile about.