Luis Suarez compares Darwin Nunez to two world class strikers


Luis Suarez hailed Darwin Nunez as one of the best forwards in the world and named two strikers he sees similarities to following Uruguay’s 3-0 World Cup qualifier win over Bolivia on Tuesday night.

The Liverpool forward struck twice to help Marcelo Bielsa’s side record a third consecutive qualifying win after previous successes against Brazil in October and Argentina earlier in the international break in November.

Nunez is now the leading figure in Uruguay’s attack ahead of Suarez, who is La Celeste’s all-time top scorer with 68 goals and now occupies a back-row role in their passing game.

Suarez made his first international appearance since the 2022 World Cup as a substitute against Bolivia and revealed he will do everything in his power to support his country’s new star star up front.

He said: “I have one of the best back nines in the world in front of me, which is Darwin Nunez. We have to take advantage of that and enjoy it.

“He has things from me, from Edi Cavani, from Erling Haaland, from everyone. It’s a mixture of everything; the goals, the commitment and the sacrifices for the team, that has to be appreciated.”

“I’m in a different role today and I’m happy to be here helping the group, what I have to do is contribute.”

Nunez has revealed his admiration for Suarez in the past, recently saying: “Celebrating with Luis is something very nice and special. He is the number nine of Uruguay, the one who made history. I always try to follow in his footsteps.”

“Luis is very important for this group that we have. He’s a player with a lot of experience, he’s already had a lot in the national team. It’s nice that he’s here, that he’s contributing to the [younger ones] and that we’re learning from him.”

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