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What about the rest? What to expect next on Africas Road to Qatar With newfound responsibility, captain Alireza Jahanbakhsh believes Iran can make World Cup history How have the Premier League Big Six done so far? Luis Suarez talks Atletico Madrid success and his former club Barcelonas collapse: It hurts Suarez: I deserved to be treated better by Koeman (1:11) Luis Suarez speaks about his departure from Barcelona and why it hurts him to see whats happening at the club. (1:11) Its been 12 months sinceLuis SuarezleftBarcelonaforAtletico Madrid. Forced out as part of an attempted team rebuild after six seasons filled with success and trophies, Barcelonas third-highest scorer in team history left Camp Nou an angry man on a mission: to show that at 33, he could still perform at the highest level. Diego Simeones tough, streetwise Atletico proved the perfect match. Suarezs 21 league goals fired them to the 2020-21 LaLiga title, and his final-day tears, after scoring the goal that clinched the league in Valladolid, were one of the defining images of the campaign. Barca finished a distant third, seven points back. -ESPN+ viewers guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more -Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) This year, with Suarezs close friend and confidantLionel Messiout as well, Barca have lurched from one crisis to another, with Wednesdays 3-0 Champions League defeat atBenficafeeling like a new low. Coach Ronald Koeman -- blamed in part by Suarez for the manner and timing of his rancorous departure -- is on the brink. Suarez, meanwhile, is flying after a slow start to the season, web chính thức vnonlinebet scoring twice in a 2-1 comeback LaLiga win atGetafelast week and then dispatching an added-time penalty to beatAC Milan2-1 at San Siro in the Champions League. The forward and his former club will come face to face on Saturday when Atletico host Barca in LaLiga in the biggest game of the season so far. - Stream LIVE:Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+ Looking happy and relaxed at Atleticos training ground on the outskirts of Madrid,web chính thức vnonlinebet Suarez spoke to ESPNs Rodrigo Faez on Thursday about the game, Atleticos season so far, and his complex feelings about Barcelona, Koeman and Messi. UCL talking points: Barcelonas woes deepen Prodigious Ansu and Gavi give Barca hope of a brighter future Ellen Fokkemas historic game for a Dutch mens team: I hope I wont be the last ESPN: Luis, youve got an important game this weekend. How is the team? Youre doing well. Suarez:Atletico vs. Barcelona is always a very difficult game. The team that plays best over the 90 minutes will take the win -- you cant let yourself get distracted for even a minute. After the result (against AC Milan) the other day, the teams morale is really good; we have a lot of confidence. But we saw the previous week after we turned around the game against Getafe, then we lost again against Alaves. Well have to try not to make the same mistake again. What have you learned from this start to the season? What do you have to improve? We have to be aware of how important and difficult the first few minutes are. If you dont start with authority and conviction, putting pressure on the opponent in the opening minutes, they set the tone for the game. Thats where you become strong and confident. The first minutes are so important. Some people might say that opponents have to finish you off early, because if they dont, youll get them in the last few minutes ... [Laughing] We shouldnt have to wait until the last few minutes! But anyway, were used to it. At Atletico, thats the motto: Dont stop believing until the end. It depends on the circumstances of the game, but we the players and the coach have to try to correct that; we shouldnt have to suffer so much. But also its the reality -- thats why you have to value winning the league last year. It isnt easy -- you have to fight to the end. Football is so difficult nowadays, and LaLiga even more. UCL talking points: Barcelonas woes deepen Prodigious Ansu and Gavi give Barca hope of a brighter future Ellen Fokkemas historic game for a Dutch mens team: I hope I wont be the last But it tastes even better when you do it like that. It tastes better when you win! In the moment its nonstop suffering, but obviously if you win, it tastes much better. At Atleti, youre a leader in the team, youre involved a lot on the pitch. Youre happy. Everyone can see that. Yes, Im happy, Im enjoying it a lot. To have the confidence of teammates, the staff, the fans -- they trust in your potential and what you can bring, whether youre physically right or not, they believe in you and that makes you feel happy and important. The importance you feel when you take on a role in the team, thats important too. You know Barca better than anyone and you go into Saturdays game above them in the table. (Atletico are fourth with 14 points from seven games, while Barcelona are sixth with 12 points from six.) Looking at how Barca are doing, what could be the key to the game? Well have to be careful. Despite the form theyre in, their morale isnt good -- a lot of things have been talked about in recent weeks. They won [vs.Levante] at the weekend, there was some euphoria and then they lost again [on Wednesday, to Benfica] and that hurts, but the team has to have character. They have to fight to turn the situation around, and I think the players have their pride in that sense and well have to be very careful. Well try to take advantage of the moment theyre in now and well have to be careful. Theyre going through some difficult moments, but you cant get carried away, either. Luis Suarez has four goals in nine games so far this season and is loving things at Atletico Madrid after a tumultuous, painful exit from Barcelona. Andrea Staccioli/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images Seeing how they treated you, and Leo [Messi], but especially with you and Koeman, are you even more keen to win? Im a player who owes, and loves, this profession. I dedicate myself 100% or 150% to the shirt Im wearing at the time. I fought for a lot of years for Barcelona with pride -- I even became a fan of the club -- but now I fight for Atletico Madrid, which opened its doors to me after the way I left Barcelona, and Ill fight for them until I cant anymore, because I feel happy. I love my job. I dont care which opponent I have in front of me. Does it still hurt you the way Koeman treated you? I said it at the time: It was the way they did it. I gave a lot to the club, and I dont think I deserved to be treated that way. They should sit down with me, one-to-one, and explain everything. Then dont tell me that if the termination of my contract isnt done by Wednesday, that youll count on me againstVillarreal. Either one thing or the other. They sent me to pitch 3 or pitch 4 to train alone. Of course, these are things you dont forget. But I shouldnt think only about that, but rather about doing my job well, showing that I can keep fighting for important things. Everything I did last year with Atletico is there, and now Ill keep showing it in important moments. The beautiful game lives here. Unlock world-class coverage of top leagues, tournaments and teams. Sign up now to stream soccer on ESPN+ •Tunisia v Mauritania (2:55 p.m. ET) Do you go into Saturdays game as favourites? No, I dont think so; there arent any favourites. The other day, we lost against the team (Alaves) who were bottom of the table. We were the favourites. Games like ones against Getafe or Alaves? Theyre games that give you the league [title]. Theyre important, when its an uphill struggle. But in games against your big rivals, you show your level and you prove yourself. [The big games] say something about the team and the players individually. In these games, you have to perform. Do you andAntoine Griezmann, who have been there, look at whats happening at Barca over the past two weeks, and you see what it was before, two years ago? Did you already see things that could have led them to be in this situation, but maybe not as bad as its actually been? Lets see ... Were both aware that at Barcelona, youre at a really big team, that we didnt show our level the year that we lost (8-2) against Bayern -- yes, were aware and very self-critical as players. Were the ones responsible. Its one thing to lose; how you lose is another thing. Yes, you have to be self-critical. But then you have to value it -- it isnt easy to go to Barcelona and keep yourself at the level that I did, for example. Anyone can go to Barcelona, but the thing is to maintain your level with the demands at that club. I have to be proud of that. Seeing whats happening at the club hurts. It hurts as the fan that I am, because I have a lot of affection for the club. It gave everything to me; it trusted in me in a difficult moment in my career. It hurts for my friends there, the friendships, the people that work inside the club on a daily basis. It hurts, yes it does. You came to Atletico, youre an important player, you won the league, and this season youre scoring goals ... is Atletico an oasis of happiness for you right now? For me and for my family too, yes. Seeing their happiness when they see me on the pitch. Its hard to be in a bad mood because theres a spectacular atmosphere within the team, in training. Its all positive, theres nothing bad. Thats what makes you feel loved in a family. Then you try to perform at your best and show people that were happy, and live with that pressure of winning, and not getting bored of winning. I have as many trophies as you can have individually, but I dont get bored. I like winning and I like the challenge of keeping winning. Sid Lowe explains whats keeping Ronald Koeman at Barcelona after another embarrassing defeat. That winning mentality to stay there, season after season? We see it on the pitch. Its put me there. Since I was a kid, it was so hard for me to get to the highest level, to keep believing and fighting until the end. It made me like that. When things go badly, Im even more keen to do things well. Ive always been like that. How many goals will you score on Saturday? On Saturday? The team picking up a win is enough! If I have the chance to score, great, but if the team wins, Ill be very happy. Is it strange to play against Barca without Messi being there given the relationship you have? Yes -- right now, yes. Last year was strange for me, going back to Camp Nou and him being there, because of what weve talked about. Now it will be strange not facing him in a Barcelona shirt. But things happen for a reason and today hes in Paris and Im at Atletico, and a year ago we were together in Barcelona. Youre exactly the same. You go to Atletico and win the league; Messi goes and wins the Copa America, his goal [againstManchester City] the other day ... Im happy as a friend, as the fan of football I am. I love seeing him happy and enjoying himself, scoring goals. Its a difficult time because changes are difficult, and obviously its hard at first, but seeing him smile and enjoy himself like he did the other day, as a friend, I love it.