Not content with being the finest striker in the world, Barcelona star Luis Suarez has revealed he wants to add more to his game.
And by more, we mean an extra body part.
The Uruguayan maestro has scored a whopping 41 goals this season and makes up one-third of the greatest attacking trio in the modern era alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.
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‘MSN’ they are called and, though some might claim Suarez has been on an equal level to Messi this season, his latest comments reveal the 29-year-old’s desperation to have the Argentine’s most iconic body part.
In a question-and-answer session with Spanish publication Sport, the former Liverpool man was asked what he would like from Leo Messi, to which he replied: “I’d love to have Messi’s left foot, which is one-of-a-kind in the world, remarkable.”
100 per cent of the world’s population will agree. Messi’s left boot produced another moment of magic in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Sevilla as he scored a wonderful free-kick from 20 yards out.
The goal capped the eighth-straight season Messi has scored at least 30 goals and, given Barcelona are still competing in the Champions League and Copa del Rey as well as La Liga, few would bet against him hitting half a century.
Suarez was also asked what trait of Neymar’s he most desires. He replied: “The pace and happiness of Neymar.”
When he’s not flailing around on the floor in a bid to get an opponent booked, no player in the Barcelona team expresses their joy as much as Neymar.
The 24-year-old has the world at his feet and has been heralded as the heir to Messi’s throne on several occasions.
The tight-knit relationship of Luis Enrique’s team - not just MSN - is undoubtedly the catalyst for their success. Never would you hear Messi saying of his teammates: “If they were all as good as me, we'd probably be top,” after a loss, unlike Cristiano Ronaldo following Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday (per Marca).
Suarez reflected on this in the interview, saying: “All the players have a great relationship and it shows, we're always laughing amongst ourselves and hugging, not just the three of us.
“It's not about affection, it's about support. Nothing's planned, it all comes from the inside, and what we do is enjoy it, and if we are happy, we will enjoy it."
And on what makes the dressing room tick: “Everyone has their own way of being spectacular, admirable, they have won it all, internationally and with Barcelona, they've won all types of titles, and they treat you like one more of them - how they live day to day, it's admirable."
And long may it continue.
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