Luis Suárez is one of the rojiblancos footballers who generates the most debate right now and Simeone does not intend to feed him. When asked if he has him until the end of the season, the coach took his philosophy from game to game and answered briefly: “Yes, Suarez tomorrow (for today) going to play“. The Uruguayan will return to the initial team after being substitute in last two team losses (Athletic and Real) and having missed the visit to Villarreal due to suspension.
The 9 is going through a complicated stretch in front of goal. His last goal in the League was scored precisely against Valencia, tonight’s opponent. It is not that half the League has passed, because the calendar is asymmetric, but they are already 76 days since that afternoon in Mestalla. Suárez left Diakhaby with a great move and adjusted the shot to the post to make it 0-1. Since then He has played twelve games (eight from the League, two from the Cup, one from the Champions League and one from the Super Cup) and added a bit against Majadahonda.
But It cannot even be said that Suárez is especially failing, that the ones that did before do not fit. The front not having chances partly because of the team’s poor play and partly because it is far from peak form. After that November 7, he has only armed a shot on goal against Madrid, another against Rayo and three against Majadahonda. In nine games he did not test the rival goalkeeper. Tonight, Simeone trusts that his team will push Valencia and that will enable his striker.
Cunha is not fine either: only one goal in nine games
Fortunately for Suarez, the 9 debate exists, but Cunha is not taking advantage of it to stand out clearly. The Brazilian has an energy that the gunslinger does not have, but facing the goal is not accurate and in the last nine games he has only scored against Majadahonda. Against Real, for example, he forgave a hand in hand. Now it is Suarez’s turn.