The Atletico Madrid receive tomorrow at Sevilla at the Metropolitano, in a match corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga. Or what is the same, it will be the last game of the season in the Metropolitan. And that is the meaning of farewells, with one that will outshine the rest: that of Louis Suarez.
First, because it is something that is assumed. And second, because he has left his mark in only two courses as a rojiblancoespecially in the previous one, in which he was a key piece for Atlético to win the eleventh League in its history.
For a long time, it has been known that only a miracle would make the Uruguayan continue in the Metropolitan. He is 35 years old, his role has become secondary, his performance has fallen, he has a high file…. All scenarios are given for it to be so. Simeone he began the campaign betting with him, but as the months went by, he lost confidence in the charrúa as a starter.
That is something that was difficult for the striker to assimilate, but that he has ended up doing, showing a good attitude and getting involved like the most from the bench, with the most recent example on Wednesday in Elche, when he came out at half-time to calm an Oblak that he had had a brush with Lodi on the pitch.
The fact that Suárez continued at Atlético went through a very large decrease in his salary and because he accepted being a footballer with few minutes of play. But Suárez wants to continue playing at least one more season in Europe, feeling important in the field, something that is very complicated in Madrid.
For all this, it is assumed that Suárez will not continue. In other words, against Sevilla he will say goodbye to the Atlético de Madrid fans. And he will do it with all the honors. Because the swollen mattress will say goodbye to the Pistolero in style. Two campaigns only, yes. 81 matches so far. 61 of them as a starter, in which he has scored 34 goals, some of them already in the centennial history of the entity, such as the one scored on the last day of last year in Valladolid to give LaLiga to Atlético. More than 5,000 minutes of play defending the red and white shirt of a world-class footballer who, although he arrived late at Atlético, did so landing on his feet and with a title under his arm.
A PLAQUE FOR SUÁREZ
That is why the fans will fire him in style. The Metropolitan could not enjoy it in the first year due to the pandemic (and vice versa) but this season it has been able to verify the level of the mattress fans, who have grown tired of asking the club to reconsider its policy to enter the Paseo of the Legends of the stadium (playing a hundred official matches) so that people like Suarez o Falcao Have your plate in such a designated place.
The striker has been without seeing a door for more than a month. And it is to be hoped that, with the minimum objective of fourth place already achieved, Simeone will give him minutes against Sevilla to be able to say goodbye to the Atlético fans on the pitch and listen for the ‘penultimate’ time the “Uruguayan, Uruguayan” .