Luis Suárez signed a contract for only two years with Atlético de Madrid. Barcelona had shown him the exit door in bad manners and The striker was looking for a new challenge to show that he was still worth it, as he confessed in AS. In the first, the global coronavirus pandemic prevented the fans from being present every time the red and white shirt was donned.
And yet, the Uruguayan has won the heart of the red and white parish. Suárez aspires to end the season with a maximum of 83 games played as an Atlético player, insufficient figure according to the criteria imposed by the club to have a presence in the Walk of Legends of the Wanda Metropolitano. His loss of prominence has pushed away a possible renewal and the duel against Sevilla is faced as his goodbye to the mattress stadium. But, as happened recently with players like Falcao or Villathe relevance of those games as athletics weigh more than having reached a hundred appearances.
It has run through social networks a hastag like gunpowder: #APlacaForSuárez. Something that has reached the footballer himself, who wanted to thank the support of his fans. yesus 21 goals to conquer the 2020-21 League (keys in 21 points) they recorded his name in the history of the club, the objective that he showed in his official presentation. The last two days against Osasuna and Valladolid continue to make the mattress partner’s skin bristle. And this campaign, although come to less, continues to contribute and He is the top scorer in the squad (13).
But, in addition, his behavior has been exemplary. Something that Simeone recognized yesterday (“with people who are committed in the way Luis behaved, always chapeau”) and that was again evident in Elche mediating between Oblak and Lodi like a true captain. In Uruguayan blood and character, effort is not negotiated, something that goes so well with the idiosyncrasy of Atlético. And the mattress fans want to thank him in a duel that, after certifying their presence in the next Champions League, will also be a tribute to Suárez. It is also a day of farewell for Héctor Herrera, already signed by the Houston Dynamothe female captains (Amanda, Meseguer and Laia) and some other footballer whose goodbye is not confirmed. An afternoon of emotions at the Suárez party.