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Suarez makes defiant admission over future after contract clause comes to light

Luis Suarez may now be in his mid-thirties, but the former Liverpool and Barcelona hitman is confident that he can keep playing at the top level for a good while longer yet.

The Uruguayan left Camp Nou after six years in the summer and joined Atletico Madrid.

The move has worked out beautifully for both him and his new club.

Suarez is currently the top scorer in La Liga, while his team are five points clear at the top of table with two games in hand.

They play the first of those matches at mid-table Levante on Wednesday evening and Suarez will be hoping to help his team extend their lead over their bitter city rivals Real Madrid.

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Celta Vigo

But whatever happens over the remainder of the 2020/21 season, the 34-year-old feels that he is capable of continuing at an elite level, and he alone will decide when it’s time to walk away from football.

“Being at Atletico, you’re in football’s elite,” he told ESPN. “Some people didn’t believe that I could still be at this level. I’ve got the same enthusiasm.”

“I hope that this year, next year and for however many years it is, I keep competing and giving my best, until you realise that you’ve gone as far as you can,” Suarez added.

Diego Simeone has been named manager of the decade. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone on the touchline. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

“But no one will get rid of me. I’ll decide when I go.”

While those comments imply his retirement is unlikely to occur soon, it is possible that Suarez could move on to a new club this summer.

Marca have reported that he will be eligible to leave on a free transfer, though they also claimed that he is happy with his current team at present.

And with the possibility of picking up the double of a La Liga title and a Golden Boot, who can blame him for that?




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