Barcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez says he can cope with the pressure but admits he’ll have a lot of pressure to face at FC Barcelona. The player has been banned by FIFA until October but has been present in the stands to see how his club got off to a solid start by beating both Elche and Villareal.
“The truth is I’m suffering a lot. I’ve been suspended for many games. You’re powerless to do anything from the outside,” Spanish sports paper Marca reports the striker as saying.
“All you have left is talking and shouting.”
Once he returns to action in october, hopefully for the first Clasico match of the season against Real Madrid, Suárez recognises that he will be under closer scrutiny.
“I’m calm in this regard as I played in England and have already been through that,” the former Anfield player recounted.
“I get used to this kind of pressure. Pressure, but not with that many eyes watching you.
“I’ll get used to more now. This time, being at the biggest team in the world, there will be even more eyes than before.
“After everything that happened, even more. So I have to be wary of these things and take responsibility and be smart in this regard.
“I’m happy I can train as I’m able to tell my children that I go to work. I’m content as a footballer.”
Once Suárez gets the green light the player will have to be on his best behaviour as Barcelona has placed all their eggs in the “Suárez basket” if you will. He cannot afford any more slip-ups or biting episodes to blight an already brilliant career. He must now think forward and to the future and do what he does best; score goals.
If he keeps his nose clean, as it were, he’ll be remembered as a top striker and not a player who loses his cool and bites people. Let’s hope he goes for option A.