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Tuesday 23 March 2021
Luis Suarez, star of Atletico Madrid’s attack, praised the Norwegian star Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund, saying that he “represents an era”, adding that he prefers him to Kylian Mbappe, the French player of Paris Saint-Germain.
Haaland continues to create a buzz in European football and has been reported to have caught the attention of Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Liverpool.
Haaland, 20, who joined Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, scored two goals in the match in which the team drew with its host Cologne 2/2 last Saturday to raise the number of goals in the team’s matches away from home in Bundesliga to 14.
Suarez praised Haaland, who scored 21 goals in 21 league matches this season and 33 goals in all competitions.
“He (Haaland) is a great player, he has an amazing level, and he has great physical strength,” Suarez said in an interview with journalist Gerard Romero on the “Twitch” live video broadcasting platform.
He added, “He is one of the best players with the number nine in the world, and it will represent an era.”
And about comparing Haaland with Kylian Mbappe, Suarez said: “I prefer Haaland a little, but Mbappe offers great levels.”
The star of Luis Suarez shines again since his move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid at the start of the current season.
The Uruguayan international, 34, Suarez, reached the 500 goal mark in his career at the club and national level, after scoring the winning goal for Atletico against Deportivo Alaves on Sunday.
Suarez scored 19 goals in the league this season, ranking second in the competition’s scorer list, four goals behind Barcelonas Lionel Messi, knowing that Atletico Madrid is currently leading the Spanish League, four points ahead of second-placed Barcelona.
Suarez is looking to win titles with Atletico Madrid, but revealed that he is still following Messi and the Barcelona team, who spent six years full of titles within their ranks.
“I watch them because I love to watch football,” Suarez said. “I admire the club whose colors I defended and I feel grateful.”
He added, “I talk to Lionel almost daily … Everyone knows my love for them, for what I gave there and also for what they offered me.”