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Barca Boss: Why I Took Suarez Off

FC Barcelona Boss: Why I Took Luis Suarez Off

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 28, 2017 08:59 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has explained why he substituted Luis Suarez in their UEFA Champions League game on Wednesday night, following the Uruguayan's angry reaction.

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Suarez seemed to react in a furious manner when Valverde took him off in their 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon after enduring a frustrating 89 minutes. 

The manager has since insisted he replaced the striker with defender Aleix Vidal because the match was extremely tight, and labelled Suarez's actions as "silly".

"It was silly, the match was too close," the Spanish tactician said, according to Marca.  

"There was no other reason for the change."

Despite his reaction, Suarez admitted his coach knows best after the game.

"What we have to do is adapt to what is happening in a match, the coach knows what to do, he doesn't use me in a fixed area of the pitch," he said.

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Suarez has struggled for form this season, having scored just twice in seven games for Barca so far.

Do you think Suarez's recent performances will concern his manager? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Melizwe17@K4L Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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Melizwe17@K4L Sep 30, 2017 10:49 AM
Valverde knows what he is doing it trust this guy
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MR E Sep 29, 2017 09:49 AM
Suarez will bounce back, watchout when he kills many teams!
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Iviweluwalala Sep 28, 2017 02:03 PM
I thought Ververd was hired to re establish our tiki takes system to dictate the game not to be bullied and adapt to bullies in the match teams used to b worried about not us waorried about teams they had this their minds they r unplayable how can we defend such an unplayable team now Suarez is revealing a big thing about his managers inferiority during games
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Tedd Sep 28, 2017 11:28 AM
I have faith in Velvede's tactics.
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Sooner or later Suarez will hit the ground running again. I believe he still has his scoring boots.
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Lelyz Sep 28, 2017 11:08 AM
Players need 2understand & respect their manenger 90 mints on the field of play !
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Sep 28, 2017 10:15 AM
Okey Suarez is no longer that lethal in front of the goal post
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