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Luis Suárez closed a chapter with the Uruguayan team in the Qualifiers: “It was my last game”

mixed feelings for Luis Suarez after Uruguay’s victory over Chile (2-0) at the San Carlos de Apoquindo stadium. On the one hand, the striker scored a goal of great invoice to get into the history of the South American Qualifiers and, on the other hand, this commitment was the last one played with the national team in this tournament.

“It was my last match in the Qualifiers, at 35 years old it is impossible for me to reach another one”, expressed the ‘Gunman’ from the city of Santiago in statements reproduced by the Uruguayan Ovation portal. Immediately, the ‘9’ remembered all the path he had traveled in recent years every time he wore the jersey of the national team.

“It even excites me because one has already been involved for many years, I have had many difficult moments in my career, we lived through complex moments with the dismissal of the teacher (Oscar Washington Tabárez) because they said that some players were annoying, that they were not up to the level, but we show rebellion”added the gunner.

Along the same lines, the Atlético de Madrid player pointed out that he could be going through a low moment in his career, but this is not an impediment to showing total commitment to the ‘Celeste’ every time he was requested. “One can be right or wrong, but the dedication for the shirt has to be”said the attacker.

At another time, ‘Lucho’ Suárez recalled that he always accepted being singled out for some discreet performance on the pitch. However, the ‘9’ mentioned that, despite the adverse context, they were able to overcome the inconveniences to obtain the direct pass to the World Cup that runs from November to December.

“One is always used to living with criticism, I tell young people: the difficult thing is not to get there, it is to stay, to live with criticism. Diego Godín and I suffered a lot being leaders, we won with Paraguay and we are here thanks to the teacher Tabárez, we are responsible for certain acts, but sometimes we were disrespected “he concluded.

Luis Suárez, for the great goal scored against Chile, reached 29 goals in the history of the Qualifiers in South America. Thus, the Uruguayan surpassed his friend Lionel Messi, who had 28 goals with Argentina. Further back appears Marcelo Martins from Bolivia with 22 and who finished as the best gunner in the process to Qatar 2022.

Source: Elcomercio

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