Eyebrows were raised when the European Golden Shoe winner for last season was precluded from Fifa’s 23 list, which the Uruguayan can’t get a handle on.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has conceded that he thought that it was “interesting” that he was not assigned during the current year’s Ballon d’or.
The 27-year-old was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year for terminating previous club Liverpool to inside a hair of winning last season’s Premier League title, in the wake of scoring 31 goals in 33 Premier League games – which likewise earned him the European Golden Shoe.
Suarez hence scored the winner for Uruguay in their triumph over England at World Cup 2014, however his tournament was brought to a sudden end by a four-month suspension for gnawing Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in his nation’s final group game in Brazil.
Numerous savants accept that the boycott was the motivation behind why the talented attacker did not offer on Fifa’s 23-in number shortlist for the Ballon d’or however Suarez is perplexed by his exclusion.
“Everybody brings it to consideration,” he told RAC-1. “As Gerard Pique told, they voted for me as the world best player in the most troublesome league in the world, or a standout amongst the most troublesome.
“I was additionally the most elevated goalscorer of the majority of the European leagues.
“It’s abnormal that that I’m not on the rundown, yet I like to stay silent before saying things on the grounds that each time that I talk there could be an issue.”
For the time being, however, Suarez is singularly focusing on settling at Barca, with the attacker having wound up on the losing side in his first two focused outings for the Catalans.
He freely concedes that he battled on his introduction – notwithstanding setting up a goal for Neymar in a 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid – however felt more at home in a weekend ago’s 1-0 loss to Celta at Camp Nou.
“As time goes on you get to be more acclimated to your team mates,” Suarez clarified. “I required some investment training with them.
“At the Bernabeu I felt lost strategically, untidy, and not decently facilitated. In any case a week ago we attempted to enhance and, against Celta, when the ball would not like to go in, well, it would like to go in.
“Clearly, however, some great things were carried out and awful things that we need to remedy.”
Suarez will be planning to break his Barca when Luis Enrique men assume Champions League rivals Ajax in the Amsterdam on Wednesday.