Uruguay’s striker Luis Suárez acknowledged this Saturday the potential and the great moment that Argentina is going through, but he emphasized that both he and La Celeste keep “the head of going to compete”, in the Rio de la Plata classic this Sunday for South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
This was said by the ‘Pistolero’ during the press conference he held at the Celeste Complex, located on the outskirts of Montevideo, where Uruguay finalizes details for the key game this Sunday in Buenos Aires.
“Argentina at home is very strong, it is going through a great moment, it comes from winning the Copa América, from an undefeated (…) knowing the difficulties of playing away, it is always difficult to add but with the same desire, spirit, head of going to compete, we have to be strong and become strong “, he stressed.
Likewise, the Uruguayan striker considered that the losses of the team of Rodrigo Bentancur -suspended- as of Giorgian De Arrascaeta and José María Giménez -both due to injury, are important but today’s selection “is based on replacements” which are many.
Meanwhile, he referred to the fact that in the last match against Colombia, which ended equally without goals, the two emblems of the team did not share ground; him and Edinson Cavani.
About, He said that “we must not forget” everything the two forwards went through playing together for the national team, although he said that he understands the decision of the coach, Oscar Washington ‘Maestro’ Tabárez, to choose one or the other.
“What we have to do now is make it difficult for the Master, for him to decide which of the two can play,” he said.
Regarding the games that are coming, against Argentina and Brazil, he pointed out that “it is always nice” to face two great friends of his like Lionel Messi and Neymar but that, on the field, “there is no friendship that is worth.”
On the other hand, he referred to the nomination as one of the candidates to win the Ballon d’Or and said that “all Uruguayans have to feel proud” that at his age he can continue to be “at the top of football.”
“For me on a personal level it is a very great compliment but I will not stop working, believing that one can continue fighting to be fighting up there. Atlético (Madrid) is giving me the possibility of continuing to be at the top of the game. world football to continue demonstrating, “he concluded.
With the tie against Colombia, Uruguay fell to fourth position with 16 units, the same amount as Ecuador, although it accumulates a better balance of goals.
Ahead of them, Brazil and Argentina, with 27 and 19 points, although with a less disputed match, the one suspended in September by the Brazilian authorities due to the line-up of Argentine players who play in the English League.