09/10/2021 at 8:14 PM CEST
Atlético de Madrid and Luis Suarez have personified a reciprocal need. A need of which the two protagonists were not aware and which, nevertheless, has allowed both of them to find their best version.
In the documentary ‘Another way of understanding life’ by Amazon, Gil Marín, Andrea Berta and Simeone explain how one of Atlético’s most important incorporations was created. And also on this occasion the famous ‘match by match’ of the Argentine was perpetuated. “It was morning, afternoon and night with messages trying to generate enough empathy for Atlético to be his first option& rdquor ;, admitted Miguel Ángel Gil Marín
Atlético, during that transfer market, had the position that Suárez occupies today as one of the first to be strengthened. And upon learning of Barça’s interest in letting the player go, Gil Marín saw the perfect opportunity to incorporate a forward of guarantees: “As a result of learning from the press that Barcelona wanted to do without him, I contacted his lawyer, he put me in touch with him and we began to talk,” he said.It was transparent. He told me ‘I don’t want to commit to anyone at the moment, I want to know how I resolve my situation with Barcelona that I have been here for many years and I want to hear the proposals I have‘”recalled the CEO of Atlético.
Andrea Berta also revealed one of the player’s motivations. He wanted to show the Barça team that they were still one of the best strikers on the international scene: & rdquor;He wanted to show within the Spanish LaLiga and Barcelona of course, that he still has a lot to give “he snapped.
The first contact with Simeone
The technician also detailed in the documentary the first time he was presented with Suárez’s option: “The first time Miguel and Andrea told me about the possibility of Luis Suárez’s arrival, I answered ‘And what do you think?'” Simeone explained. “I told them lthe arrival of Luis Suárez will be a leap in the hierarchy, personality, talent, goalIt’s going to do a lot of players around him very good because he’s used to winning, “he said.
And a few days later, the Argentine also started his first conversation with the Uruguayan: “When we saw that it was time, we took the step for Diego to start talking to him what they like to talk about, which is football, “said Gil. And Simeone, confirmed Andrea’s feelings:”When I felt it, I perceived hunger, I perceived illusion, I perceived a man who needed to rebel against everything that was happening to him“said the Atlético de Madrid coach.