Luis Suarez recently had an interview with Bleacher Report to discuss several matters of his career, including the give strikers that have inspired him the most and the ones that he believes are the greatest in the history of this game.
It’s not a secret that there’s never been much of a good relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and current – or former – FC Barcelona players, as they fought toe-to-toe for La Liga during years.
Hence, it’s not strange to see Luis Suarez snub Cristiano Ronaldo from his top 5 strikers of all time, especially if Suarez rathered lauding just South American players. And, truth to be told, it’s difficult to judge or criticize Suarez’ list judging by the incredible superstars he chose as the best strikers ever:
At number 5, the Barcelona striker chose Brazilian legend and troublemaker Romario, claiming “The finish time for him is amazing”. then, he followed it by the next great Brazilian striker; the one and only Ronaldo Nazario:
“The fat one. The first Ronaldo. The Brazilian Ronaldo. He’s really good. He’s so quick. He’s an intelligent guy. He’s a nice finisher. He had it all,” Suarez said.
Then, Suarez talked about one of his compatriots and former teammates, Diego Forlan; claiming he was one of the best players he ever played with:
“I think for me, one of the best of my career is (Diego) Forlan. I played with him, he’s a really good striker. Really clear-minded. He played for the team. He’s a striker who likes to score many goals. He likes to shoot and that’s what you want,” he said.
Then, Suarez talked about Gabriel Omar Batistuta, an Argentinean legend that dominated the Serie A during the early ’90s and was deemed the best number 9 in Argentina history:
“He was my favorite player when I was a child. He was a really good No. 9 and he liked to shoot free-kicks. He loved to play for the team and I loved his character as well,” Suarez explained.
And last, but not least, Suarez claimed Lionel Messi is the greatest striker in the history of the game, something that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering their good relationship:
“Number one for me is Messi. Because he is one of the best in the world. It’s an easy decision for me,” Suarez concluded.