Rivaldo: “Luis Suárez has every right to stay at Barcelona”

Rivaldo has publicly defended Luis Suárez, who has a foot and a half outside of Barcelona. Rivaldo, Betfair's ambassador, warned Koeman that, despite not having Luis Suárez, the Uruguayan has earned the right to exhaust his last year of contract with the Catalans. “Apparently Suárez is not going to move from Barcelona or go to Juventus. And that's fine to me, because Suárez has earned the right to continue, even after the coach told him that he doesn't have him. He has a contract, he is a great player and we cannot forget that he is the third top scorer in his history, so his position seems normal to me, ”says Rivaldo.

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The Brazilian also aims to dose the efforts of Messi and Suárez. “They are both over 33 years old. That is why I believe that Koeman should take care of his physical condition more than ever, dose them so that they reach the moments of the season well ”, insisted the Betfair ambassador.

“Griezmann and Fati will have to assume more responsibility”

Rivaldo places the spotlight on other stars such as Ansu Fati or Griezmann, from whom he expects a step forward. “If Koeman doses more to Suárez and Messi, other players like Ansu Fati or Griezmann could have more gallons. I think it would be a perfect transition for the moment in which Messi and Suárez leave,” he valued. “Of course, both must answer to Koeman, because if not the coach will have to pull more veterans than he surely wants. At the end of the day, life for a coach is the results,” he added.

On the elections in Barcelona, ​​Rivaldo explained that he is “available” to return to the club. “I am always available for Barcelona, ​​although no one has contacted me yet,” he clarified.