Luis Suarez has said Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho would be welcome at Barcelona as the Catalan club continue to be linked with both players.
“Both Griezmann and Coutinho are elite players that are playing at the top level,” Suarez told RAC105 on Monday. “They are where they are for a reason. They’re both young and have long careers ahead of them. And Barca always want the best players.”
“If you look at [Greizmann], at Atletico he needs to play with a No. 9,” he added. “He’s not a fixed No. 9. Obviously, Griezmann would come here to add to the team and to help the side in the position that the coach wants him to play in.”
Suarez scored twice in Barca’s 4-0 win against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday but could have had a hat trick, with a rabona goal ruled out which had appeared to cross the line by the time it was saved Ruben Martinez.
“The day before the game, I was playing at home with my son and doing rabonas and he told me to see if I could do one in the game,” Suarez said. “The situation came up but the referee didn’t give the goal. When I got home my son was surprised because the goal hadn’t counted. But he told me I had done what he’d asked.”
Suarez cannot understand La Liga’s reluctance to introduce technology.
“It’s not that difficult [to tell if it’s a goal],” he said. “It’s about putting a chip in the ball to see if it’s a goal or not. I hope the situation is fixed soon.”
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