Everyone will already know how big of a mistake it seems FC Barcelona had made when they allowed Luis Suarez to leave the Camp Nou and join Atletico Madrid.
Indeed, the Uruguay international striker – who will go to the Copa America this summer in fine form and as confident as ever – proved to be a huge hit for Los Rojoblancos whilst the Catalan giants would have been embarrassed by what had happened.
The experienced forward managed to spearhead Diego Simeone’s attack and provide them with 21 goals as he managed to help the club win their first La Liga title in almost a decade as they lifted the trophy for the first time since 2013.
Whilst Suarez has hit out at Barcelona for their decision to let him go, he has now urged his current team to continue progressing and to continue building on what they have been achieving.
In fact, he has challenged Los Rojiblancos to go one better next season and look to obtain the UEFA Champions League title; something that punters who use Max Free Bets will likely be able to get a good offer on!
“Every time you finish a season, you enjoy the moment of how it ended, but we already want the new one to start”, as per reports from Marca.
“A new season brings new challenges. Not getting bored of winning leads you to remaining competitive.
“The ambition does not have to stop and why not dream of the possibility of entering the club’s history and winning a European Cup?
“It would be incredible and unique. The teams and the possibilities are not set by anyone before each season.
“Look at Chelsea, who everyone wanted to face because they saw them as weak, they ended up winning the Champions League.”
Of course, Suarez did not have the best of UEFA Champions League matches against Chelsea in their Round of 16 ties, as the South American proved to be largely ineffective against the eventual winners.
However, the experienced striker is arguably right about wanting the club to challenge for European honours, as it is something that they have managed to do before, albeit in the UEFA Europa League.
Diego Simeone’s side managed to win the competition on three occasions, with Los Rojiblancos lifting the 2009/10 (Enrique Sanchez Flores), 2011/12 and 2017/18 editions of the competition. Of course, the UEFA Champions League is a bigger prize and a lot harder to achieve, but if Suarez is on fire, there is no reason as to why they can not be in contention.