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Luis Suarez wants to retire at Barcelona after winning European Golden Shoe

Chris David
3.76K   //    20 Oct 2016, 23:49 IST
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Luis Suarez with his Golden shoe award

Barcelona star Luis Suarez won the European Golden Shoe for scoring 40 league goals in the league last season and the striker has expressed his desire to retire from club football at Camp Nou. The 29-year-old was a key player in Liverpool's 2013-14 Premier League campaign, where they came close to winning the title, but fell short in the end, losing out to Manchester City.

Later that summer, Suarez left Anfield and made a switch to the Catalan club. In his debut season, the Uruguayan international went on to win the treble with Luis Enrique's side and had to share his Golden Shoe with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the former Ajax man did not share this individual award with Manchester United legend as his goalscoring stats were way better than the Portuguese international in the previous campaign.

Suarez is now keen to continue with his current employers and wants to retire at Barcelona, which remotely rules out any chances of his return to the Merseyside club. However, the ex-Liverpool star is aware that he has to be at the top of his game if he has to retain his place in the starting lineup.

"I want to thank Barca for bringing me here and allowing me to fulfill my goals. My team-mates play a part in all my goals," Suarez was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"I have magnificent team-mates who make it easy for me, but I don't want to take anything away from myself – you still have to score. I hope I can finish my career at Barca, but I need to be at the highest level to compete."

Suarez also went on to heap praise on his teammates, suggesting that he could not have achieved this feat if not for his fellow players at Barcelona. Having the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar will only boost Suarez's chances of finding the back of the net.

"I have fought a lot in my life and since coming to Barca I am trying to enjoy it, be happy and win trophies," he explained.

"I'm in the best team in the world with the best players. If you are thinking of a target you can achieve it, but the group goal of winning titles comes first. Then there are individual awards, and if I do not win [individual titles] then Leo or Neymar will."

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