Simeone: "I admire Luis Suárez"

Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach, expressed this Saturday his admiration for his Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, of whom he recalled how he celebrated the first two goals last Tuesday against Porto (1-3), “playing and having won everything that he won “and” having had to leave because he did not feel in the game that he was going to be one hundred percent to respect what the team needed. “

In the duel at Do Dragao, decisive for the rojiblanco team’s qualification for the UEFA Champions League round of 16, the Uruguayan striker asked for a change in the first minutes after feeling muscle discomfort. He was replaced at 13 by Matheus Cunha. He left the field injured and desolate, almost in tears when, frustrated by the ailment, he lamented on the bench.

“After the game he talked to Luis when he left the studies that made him do not have anything (a muscle tear in the adductor was ruled out) with the joy that he celebrated the two goals of Griezmann and Correa (in Porto, when he was already injured in the bank) “, Simeone said.

“I told him. I admire him, because 34 years, playing and having won everything he won, having had to leave because he did not feel in the game that he was going to be one hundred percent to respect what the team needed and celebrate as celebrated those two goals speaks for itself of what Suárez is “, emphasized the technician, who confirmed that the Uruguayan ‘9’ will be in the call for the derby against Real Madrid this Sunday, although he did not ratify that he will be the starter. It seems that it will not be.

Who is better to play the counterattack, Suárez or Matheus Cunha? They asked Simeone afterwards. “According to those who share their game on the sides. If they share it with Carrasco and Correa, Suárez may be better. And if Lemar, De Paul and Koke share it in the middle, it may be Cunha,” replied the Argentine coach, who could come out in the Bernabéu without either of the two, with Antoine Griezmann as an offensive reference and with Correa, Koke, De Paul and Lemar behind in midfield.