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Luis Suarez Discusses Real Madrid’s Rebuild

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The Uruguayan talks to El Pais

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These quotes are mostly in the context of Barcelona’s rebuild, where Luis Suarez discusses how the Catalans can bounce back from their Champions League collapse(s).

Speaking with El Pais, Suarez brought up the example of Real Madrid’s response to losing to Ajax to imply that Barcelona can do the same:

“I remember that in Madrid, the year that Ajax eliminated them from the Champions League [in 2019], they said that Kroos was finished, they wanted to retire Modric and they said that Ramos was a disaster.“

“The following year, everything went better for them and again they formed a legendary team.”

Suarez then tied it all back together to Barcelona’s rebuild, and his role in it:

“Throughout my career I have accepted to be a substitute,” Suarez said. “I would have no problem in being one again. The competition is healthy and if the coach considers that I should do it from the bench I have no problem.

“I would like to stay at Barca as long as they want to count on me. I want to contribute. I have felt the support of the people since I arrived and that motivates me a lot.

“No one at the club has told me that they want to be without my services. I want the best for the team and my intention is to continue.”