Luiz Suarez last dance
Emotional Luis Suarez bids farewell to Atletico fans as Sevilla seals Champions League spot
Luis Suarez had bid farewell to Atletico Madrid fans following the 1-1 draw against the visitors. The Atletico Madrid striker left the ground with a heavy heart as his two years deal with the club comes to an end.
Los Rojiblancos headed into a tie with the visitors although they secured their place in the top-4 in the La Ligia table standings. A late equalizer by Youssef En-Nesyri marked Sevilla end their campaign in the fourth spot on the table. Getting Sevilla a point means they will join Diego Simeone’s side in the Champions League next season. Despite featuring rarely this season, Suarez is Atletico’s top league scorer this season with 11 goals to his name.
The Uruguayan hitman started in the Playing XI under Diego Simeone against Sevilla as expected. Simeone then called him off in the 65th minute of the game where he was greeted with an ecstatic reception at the Wanda Metropolitano. Suarez made his way to the technical area with a heavy heart. At the commencement full time, he again received a humble round of applause.
Diego Simeone in the press conference explained Suarez’s situation. He further expressed, ‘I had a talk with Luis Suarez in mid-November. It was long, hard, and sincere. We both talked about what each of us saw going forward, and what we are going to need from him. I am grateful to Suarez for what he meant. He will score goals until he dies.’
Nevertheless, most of the pre-match build-up was focused on Suarez following his forthcoming exit from the club next season. The former Barcelona striker accented 82 times under Diego Simone, scoring a total of 34 goals and 6 assists including some in the crucial moments last season in the La Liga conquest since 2014. Barcelona under economic crisis set up a forceful exit for the Uruguayan striker two seasons ago. This ended as he found a new home in the capital club.
Suarez is open to returning to Barcelona this summer. El Pistolero is ready to take a pay cut and go back to the Catalan giants. Xavi Hernandez, the new Barcelona manager, and ex La Masia is in desperate need of a striker and could possibly decide on Suarez's situation. But at the moment, their prime target is to sign the Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich.
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