Luis Suárez took rematch for his forced departure from FC Barcelona on Saturday. However, the Atlético Madrid striker denies that after his goal he handed out a sneer to coach Ronald Koeman of the Catalans.
Suárez initially cheered subdued, after making the 2-0 for the reigning Spanish champion. The Uruguayan even made an excuse. “I‘m still a culer,” he explains to Spanish media. “I know my teammates and fans are having a tough time, they’re having a tough time. So I knew before I wanted to apologize if I scored.”
After that, however, Suárez made a gesture as if he were calling. That was soon understood as a sneer to Koeman, as the Dutchman informed him by phone call that he was no longer needed at Barça. “It was just to let people know that I still have the same phone,” the former Ajacied grins. “If it was meant for Koeman? No. I promised my kids that I would make this gesture.”
🔫 After his 1-0 assist, he can now shoot the second one against the ropes himself. Atlético is going into peace with a comfortable lead 😏 Is Barcelona getting over this blow? 😅 #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #AtletiBarça pic.twitter.com/aKdnx10aTr
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