Suarez is ready to retire

Suarez is ready to retire

The Catalan Barcelona forward calmly refers to the change of generations in the club and gives himself a rational assessment.

Luis Suárez, who turns 33 in January, realizes that he will soon have to hang his shoes on a nail. The attacker has spent five years at Camp Nou and became during this time one of the club's best strikers in history. The Uruguayan has 177 goals in all competitions on his account, which is more than Samuel Eto’O, Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert.

Barcelona are looking for a new forward. Previously, Antoine Griezmann was called as such, but after an official statement by a representative of the Catalan club, the accuracy of this information went downhill. Blaugranas were previously interested in Timo Werner from Leipzig, Nicolas Pepe from Lille and Luka Jovic, who was signed by Real Madrid in June.

Suarez still consistently scores goals, but with a lesser frequency. In the first full season for Barcelona, he scored 40 goals in the championship, in the 2016/17 season - 29 goals, then 25, and in the last only 21. Looking at the progression, a logical conclusion emerges that the player is aging. El Pistolero himself says the following about his age,

“You need to take your role, age and what will be better for the club. Obviously, in Barcelona a player must be ready for competition and for the fact that they can buy you a competitor. This is a healthy competition, because we all have a common goal - to help Barcelona.

What is obvious, I do not indicate who to buy and who not to buy. I believe that over the next few years the club should acquire a young player, a nine.”

Right now the attacker defends the colors of the Uruguay national team at Copa America. In the first match, Celeste defeated Ecuador with a score of 4:0, while Suarez scored a goal and made one assist.