Suarez: Valverde is not to blame

Luis Suarez insists that the Barcelona players are to blame for their 3-2 defeat against Atletico Madrid, and not Ernesto Valverde.

The Uruguay striker also mentioned that the Blaugrana need to improve and avoid the mistakes they made in the Supercopa de Espana match.


“[Valverde] is not to blame, the mistakes were ours and we can’t make them,” he said.

“I do not know if they are defeats that help us grow, [but] this defeat shows that there are things to correct.

“It shows us that there are mistakes that cannot be committed because we were in control of the game and we have allowed them to hit us on the counter-attack.”


Two Barcelona goals, scored by Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique, were disallowed after being reviewed by VAR.

“I have already said what I think of VAR,” Suarez added.

“The most logical thing is the goal-line [technology], because the [offside] line can be wrong because it is [made by] a human being like us.”