Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Luis Suarez as the team prepared for Wednesday’s World Cup match against Saudi Arabia – the 100th international appearance for the Barcelona striker.
“It is a big number, but not just a number. It means so much more to a player,” Tabarez said Tuesday. “Since he came up from the youth squad, Suarez has always had a pivotal role.”
The 31-year-old failed to shine in the opening match against Egypt, where the South Americans struggled before a late goal from defender Jose Gimenez gave them a 1-0 victory. “I think there is agreement that (Suarez) did not have his best game against Egypt, but players are not programmable robots. They need support,” Tabarez said. “His potential remains intact.” Read more