Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has promised not to celebrate if he scores against Barcelona when the two clubs meet at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium later this weekend. Suarez made the promise not to celebrate if he finds the back of the net in an interview with Catalan newspaper SPORT. According to him, he has a lot of admiration for Barcelona. The Atletico Madrid star was specifically asked if he would celebrate scoring against a Barcelona team under pressure after the 3-0 loss to Benfica in the Champions League in midweek.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is under pressure after Uruguayan national team striker Darwin Nunez found the backof the net twice to lead his team to a well deserved victory over the Catalan giants. Various media reports claimed that the Joan Laporta-led Barcelona board has decided to relieve Dutchman Koeman of his duties as the Barcelona boss though no official confirmation has been released and he’s expected to prepare the team for the away game with the holders in the Spanish La Liga this weekend.
Koeman was appointed as the new Barcelona manager at the start of last season and he made the big decision on Suarez. The Atletico Madrid hitman was frozen out of the first team and made to train with kids before eventually signing for Atletico Madrid in a €6m deal. The veteran striker had one year left on his Barcelona contract at the point of his exit.
The decision to let Suarez join La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid came back to haunt Koeman and other Barcelona officials as the Uruguayan striker scored the goals that fired his capital team to the league title. Atletico Madrid won the league for the first time in seven years buoyed by the goals from the former Ajax Amsterdam and Liverpool striker.