Suarez hopes Salah catches the World Cup
The 2018 World Cup draw have put Uruguay in the same group as Egypt, Russia the hosts and Saudi Arabia. La Celeste will initiate their Group A matches against the Pharaohs on July 16.
Salah was injured after landing on his shoulder following a heavy challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, which made him leave the field in tears to be replaced by Adam Lallana after only 30 minutes. However, it has been confirmed that the 25-year-old will manage to catch the world’s most prestigious tournament.
“I wish Salah gets better, you never want to see a colleague get injured. I wish he could have played against us. As a professional you always want to play against the best. I just hope he recovers in time, so he is able to enjoy being part of the World Cup,” Suarez said in a press conference on Monday.
“Like every World Cup, we all dream of playing one. The same sensations as 2010 and 2014 but different expectations. I have always been like this. I was never given anything. That’s why as a kid I grew up enjoying every play, every match I played in.”
The Barcelona striker has also discussed how Uruguay’s World Cup approach should be and the favourites to clinch the glorious trophy.
“The candidates are the same ones. Uruguay could be there. I could say that, but that is the easy part. I could say I want to win the World Cup and any other trite phrase, but the hard part is to execute and do well in matches where anything can happen.”
“The first thing we have to do is not to pressure ourselves too much into thinking everything has to come out spectacularly. We have to have the expectations of want to do things right and that it does not depend on one player alone. We have lots of young players on the team now and it is mixed with players who have the experience of playing in two World Cups and it is a good mix in order to achieve the objective we have established.”
“This team is different than previous sides who were more (physical) and liked to mark more, the negative there is that you didn’t generate as much football as you would want. Football has changed a lot and this squad is proof of that.”
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