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Luis Suarez revealed why he is selfish as a striker

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In a rare interview for OTRO website, Luis Suarez reveals the main reason why he has to be selfish as a striker at FC Barcelona.

There is a brand new initiative that is putting together some of the biggest football players in history such as Luis Suarez, the Uruguay international spoke to OTRO website in a rare interview where he revealed the secrets of what makes a striker so selfish.

Throughout his professional career, Luis Suarez has proved that he is a rare breed of striker who puts together all the characteristics that define a player from the country of Uruguay.

People from that nation tend to never give up regardless of the situation, they will always have a fighting spirit that is unique amongst all football professionals.

This indomitable personality was better known in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, when Luis was sent off for committing a handball inside the box against Ghana and effectively preventing his country from getting eliminated in the competition.

Even though we know that what Suarez did was not very sportsmanlike, there is no question that he was the reason his national team reached the tournament’s semifinals.

Talking to OTRO, Luis describes how a striker should always behave inside the football pitch and he also talks about the struggles of being the “less talented” forward when he shared a dressing room with both Messi and Neymar at FC Barcelona.

“To find a striker who isn’t selfish is difficult,” said Suarez for OTRO website.

“Reality has shown us that you must be a good teammate, thinking about the team, what happens on the pitch and to put your teammates needs ahead of your own.”

“There are now movements you make out on the pitch which your teammates already know about. You need to value your teammates’ work, the one who is running a lot further up the pitch and isn’t, for example, stood still (waiting for the ball). You must keep running if you want to win matches and titles,” added Suarez.

“I came to Barcelona and they already had Neymar and Messi in the team. I asked, ‘And where am I going to play?’ Working hard, fighting, running and finding space I was able adapt to two of the best players in the world. It was just a question of adapting and being intelligent,” added Suarez about the challenge of playing with Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Without even realizing it, Luis Suarez constitutes himself as one of the greatest centre-forwards of the last decade without question.

If we go out and rank him amongst the very best in regards to titles as well as statistics, as he has already scored a staggering 438 goals throughout his career between clubs and country.

Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo are ahead of him when we talk about scored goals. Luis can easily be named alongside those three legends without question, he has even been more successful than ‘Lord Zlatan’ himself in regards to collective accolades.

‘Lucho’ has already won the Champions League with Barcelona and the Copa America for his country, something that Zlatan Ibrahimovic never did when he was at the top of his game.

Hearing him talk about the craft in such an intimate setting, is truly refreshing for a player such as Luis Suarez who tends to be a shy individual during an interview or in front of the microphone.

Where would you rank Luis Suarez in a list of the best centre-forwards of all time? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.