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Luis Suarez says his goals against Real Madrid prove he likes getting whistled

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Very few players in the history of the game can boast of a record like that of Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan was the only player to win a Golden Boot in the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, a testament to his imperious abilities in front of goal.

Earlier today, Suarez spoke to Gerard Romero’s Jijantes FC about how playing in adverse conditions affected his form. Contrary to the usual understanding, he said that getting whistled at was something that pushed him to play better.

“I love it when I get whistled at, it helps me score more goals. You can ask Real Madrid fans.”

His mention of Real Madrid as an example is well backed statistically. Suarez has faced off against Los Blancos time and time again in both El Clasico and the Madrid Derby. In 19 games against the men in white, he scored 12 goals and provided five assists.

After a successful stint at Barcelona, the striker led Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title last season. However, a combination of his poor form and the availability of younger options saw him excluded from Diego Simeone’s plans for next season.

The player is now a free agent after leaving Atletico Madrid and has not yet announced his future club. It is speculated that he will join a team from the MLS.

In 20 appearances for Los Rojiblancos last season, the striker scored 11 goals and provided two assists. His role in the team gradually reduced as the season progressed as newer names like Matheus Cunha stepped into the limelight.

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Official: Atletico Madrid sign Tottenham Hotspur defender on a free transfer

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Atletico Madrid have made their final move of the winter transfer window, completing the signing of Matt Doherty from Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

The Irish international has seen little to no minutes in the league this season, and had his contract mutually terminated by Tottenham before he made the switch to Atletico on deadline day.

This comes on the back of a three-way switch. Spurs signed Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon, who have reportedly replaced him with Hector Bellerin from Barcelona, while enabling Doherty’s switch to La Liga.

This is only Atletico’s second winter transfer for this window. They had signed Memphis Depay earlier this month from Barcelona on a €3 million 2.5-year deal.

That said, they have managed to offload Joao Felix to Chelsea, Mathus Cunha to Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Marcos Paulo to Sao Paolo. Atletico also managed to register Pablo Barrios to the first-team after his impressive displays in the first-half of the season.

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