Luis Suarez hails Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez as ‘one of the strikers in the world’
'I applaud him for what he is doing.'
Nunez scored twice in the victory which has put Uruguay second in the South American World Cup qualifying group behind Argentina.
Nunez also found the net in Uruguay’s 2-0 win against Argentina last Friday, while Suarez replaced the Liverpool striker as a second-half substitute in both games.
Suarez, who turns 37 in January, insists he is ‘happy ‘very happy’ with his reduced role for Uruguay, claiming that he is back-up to ‘one of the best No.9s in the world’ in Nunez.
‘I am in a role that leaves me very happy, trying to help with whatever I have to,’ said Suarez.
‘I have one of the best No.9s in the world in front of me today, which is Darwin.
‘The group needs him as he is performing and the only thing I have to do is contribute in what I have to and applaud him for what he is doing.’
When told about Suarez’s claim that he is one of the world’s best strikers, Nunez said: ‘Hearing that he praises me makes me very happy.
‘The best striker, for me, is him, you have to enjoy him in the moments he is with us.
‘He’s one of the best No.9s in the history of Uruguay and you have to enjoy him.’
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