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Luis Suarez says his goals against Real Madrid prove he likes getting whistled
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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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.
This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.
Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.
However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.
The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.
And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.
As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.
With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.
Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.
But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.