Transfer News: Barcelona Legend Insists that Addition of Controversial Striker Makes Blaugrana 'Stronger'
By Mark Wayne Eubank | July 22, 2014 10:30 PM EST
Former FC Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol believes that the addition of Luis Suarez to the Blaugrana makes the Catalan outfit even stronger in spite of the controversy that the ex-Liverpool has recently caused during the World Cup.
“At any rate, he has apologised for it. He’s a great footballer, extremely competitive and scores a great deal. I think he can bring a lot to an attack that’s already brimming with quality.” - Carles Puyol on Luis Suarez
The 27-year-old Uruguay international, who bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, is currently serving a four-month ban meted out by FIFA, but has already issued an apology for his unsportsmanlike conduct.
"There is no justification for what Suarez did, but things like that occur when you lose your head - it can happen.," Puyol told FIFA.
"At any rate, he has apologised for it. He's a great footballer, extremely competitive and scores a great deal. I think he can bring a lot to an attack that's already brimming with quality."
"With Luis, we can be even stronger."
Should the ban be sustained, as Barca are reportedly seeking to have the decision overturned on appeal, Suarez will miss, among others, three Champions League group stage matches and nine La Liga fixtures.
Most Popular Slideshows
- Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant Among The Top 5 Overpaid Players In The NBA (Part 1 - Western Conference)
- Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better Than LeBron James [PHOTOS And VIDEO]
- Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Amare Stoudemire Among Worst Contracts In The NBA (Part 2 - Eastern Conference)
- Brawl-Marred Game in NFL Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles 37, Washington Redskins 34 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Amir Khan Says Algieri Doesn’t Have What It Takes To Beat Pacquiao; Khan Reportedly A Top Contender For Mayweather Jr.’s Next Fight Says Mayweather Sr
- WWE Night of Champions Live Streaming Info, Preview and Predictions
- Boxing News 2014: Nevada Commission Summons Mayweather Over Reports Of Marijuana Use In Mansion & No Rest Breaks In Gym
- Floyd Mayweather Admits Marcos Maidana’s Power Shot Hurt Him [VIDEO]
- Khloe Kardashian Reportedly Having A Hard Time Deciding Whether Or Not To Patch Things Up With Lamar Odom
- Nexus 6, 8 Release Date is Halloween 2014 as Android L Intro Set for October 16
- New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 L Killer Features, Encryption and More
- Moto G 2014 v Asus Zenfone 5 – Specification Comparison Shows Zenfone 5 Is A Good Alternative for Moto G
- Android 5.0 L Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Release in October, Google Employees Offer Hint
- Microsoft Doubles OneDrive Space To 30GB Due To iOS 8 Update Issues
- Nexus 8, Nexus 9 Release Date, Device Name And Price Conundrum: What To Expect?
- G20 Summit in Nov: No Consensus to Bar Russia, Putin Open to Attend in Australia