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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said that a continuous barrage of criticism from several sections of the media and fans could eventually drive him out of Liverpool in the summer. Suarez has faced several criticisms from the day he arrived at Liverpool. He has been banned for more than 10 matches on two counts. The first suspension was served due to racial abuse of Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, while the second suspension was due to the biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a match between the two clubs.
Suarez cost Liverpool £ 20 million from Ajax a few seasons ago. However, he is now valued at around £ 40 million after an impressive showing with the Merseyside club. The Uruguay striker could have finished as the top scorer in the Premier league had it not been for the suspension. He will now be suspended for the opening six matches of the new campaign as well. The striker has been subjected to interest from clubs like PSG in the past. Real Madrid are the latest club to show an interest in the player, who has scored more than 20 league goals in the Premier league last season.
Suarez has said that he is extremely happy to be aware of the interest from a club like Real Madrid.
“I love Liverpool, but if there is a chance of playing somewhere else … I suffered too much as a kid to get where I am to be attacked unfairly by the English press. They haven’t appreciated me as a player, they’ve just judged my attitude. I’m happy at Liverpool, I’m happy because of the fans. My daughter and my wife have suffered. I’m not prepared to continue to put up with the English press,” said the 26-year-old in a recent interview to a radio station in Uruguay.
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After managing to guide Juventus to the first title in nine seasons, Antonio Conte has turned out to be one of the highly wanted managers in Europe. He has been linked with major clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid over the last few months, but the 43-year-old has said that he does not plan to leave Juventus now. He has said that it is extremely overwhelming to learn about the interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea, but he feels extremely happy at Juventus itself. He has pointed out to the harmony between him and the directors at Juventus as the main reasons for this happiness.
Until recently, Conte has recalled that he was just the manager who had won two promotions from the division of Italian football. However, Juventus decided to place their faith in him. He has said that there are several stages in his Juventus stay, which aims to make the club the top dog in Europe once again. It has been more than a decade the club lost won the Champions League. The club managed to dominate and win the league last time around. There are favourites to do the same this season as well due to their substantial nine-point advantage over second placed Napoli.
“There is absolutely no chance of me leaving Juventus at the end of the season. It’s very pleasing to hear big European clubs appreciate you, but the praise is there for the players and Juventus overall. This means we are all working well together and should be proud. I am very much in sync with the president, directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici. As long as this harmony exists, there will be no problem. Do I feel ready for a big European club? I am already at a big European club,” said Conte.