Luis Suarez discloses how Lionel Messi and Neymar helped him beat Cristiano Ronaldo for the ‘Golden Boot’
Luis Suarez won the European Golden Boot in 2016, when he was at Barcelona.
Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi (T/L-Twitter, T/R - Pinterest, B- Marca)
Luis Suarez is no stranger to goals, and unsurprisingly so, has been labelled as one of the best strikers of his generation. In a throwback video of the player, he reveals how he achieved one of the biggest feats in his career – winning the Golden Boot during the Messi-Ronaldo era. Even though the Uruguayan gets a lot of praise for the same, he made sure that Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. got their flowers as well.
Barcelona boasted arguably the best-attacking trio in MSN from 2015 to 2017. The three scored a combined total of 363 goals in 450 games in all competitions, making them the ‘most’ deadly force in European football. Luis Suarez spearheaded the trio and was crowned the European Golden Boot in 2016, beating Cristiano Ronaldo to the same.
He explained in a recent interview with Duda Garbi on YouTube:
In my second year, both Messi and Neymar helped me get the golden boot.
Suarez explained an instance where Messi played Neymar through on goal, but the Brazilian held out for Suarez to arrive. He did so because he was competing with Ronaldo for the Golden Boot. Suarez said:
I won thanks to them...that was the height of our companionship.
The #9 proceeded to score 40 goals for Barcelona that season, 5 more than Cristiano Ronaldo. On receiving the Golden Boot award, he said:
I would've never won this award without my teammates.
His praise for Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. did not end there, as he hoped that any one of the two won the Ballon d’Or that year if it wasn’t for him.
Luis Suarez reveals the saddening truth about his fitness
Luis Suarez, the deadly finisher & former Liverpool and Barcelona #9 recently made a saddening revelation about his fitness. The #9 made his debut at the age of 18, and has been at the top of his game for well over 2 decades now. However, many fail to realize the struggle to feature week in and week out in the top leagues around the world. He revealed disheartening information, saying that he is forced to believe:
Maybe in 5 years, I won't be able to play 5-a-side with my friends.
He then lined out the circumstances that led to this and the current situation of his fitness. Suarez said:
Days before each game, I take three pills and hours before playing, I get an injection.
He revealed that as a result, he has started to see side effects. According to Suarez, he has now developed a “limp” in his walk. He also added that he may not be able to play football with his son in the near future.
Luis Suarez, now aged 36, has said goodbye to current team Grêmio, a club in the Brasileiro Série A. The #9 looks all set to join dear friend and former teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami for the coming season. His final game for the club featured a solo Luis Suarez goal, as he netted his 555th career goal. Suarez also has a monumental 293 career assists.
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