Luis Suarez expresses gratitude to Nacional fans after winning Uruguayan Championship

  • Following the Uruguayan Championship victory, Luis Suarez thanked the Nacional supporters.

Luis Suarez expresses gratitude to Nacional fans after winning Uruguayan Championship
Luis Suarez expresses gratitude to Nacional fans after winning Uruguayan Championship

Luis Suarez expressed gratitude to Nacional and their fans after scoring twice in the last game for his boyhood team, which defeated nearby Montevideo club Liverpool 4-1 to win the Uruguayan Championship on Sunday.

After enjoying success in Europe with Amsterdam, Premier League Liverpool, Barcelona, and , Suarez, 35, returned home to join Nacional on a free transfer in July.

His contract with Nacional expires in December, and he could reportedly join Uruguay teammate Martin Caceres and fellow countryman Gaston Brugman at the LA Galaxy the following season.

The striker, scored eight goals in 16 games this season, believes he made the correct decision by returning to Nacional ahead of Uruguay’ fourth World Cup appearance.


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Suarez scored in the second half and again in extra time before leaving the field in the 119th minute to a standing ovation from the Estadio Centenario crowd.

“I am satisfied to have taken the right step, to have enjoyed this moment, and I am happy to end it this,” Suarez told reporters after the game.

“[I feel] and pride of having made the right decision. It always generates doubts to have taken the right step but to celebrate with our people and family is priceless.”

He added: “I am very grateful because I came for them [the fans], I enjoyed it with them, I have no more words of gratitude but to show it on the field,” 

“Today was a night, perfect … people enjoyed it, not only Nacional fans but the fans of Uruguayan football enjoyed having a player comes from Europe with the mentality that he is still active. Thanks for the love since I arrived until I am leaving today.”

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