Tuchel gives his verdict on Luis Suarez ahead of Atletico Madrid clash

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Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid on a free transfer, after Barcelona opted against giving the Uruguayan icon a new contract.

PSG were among the clubs believed to be keen on signing Suarez last summer, but the former Barca forward preferred to remain in Spain and rather made the switch to Atletico Madrid.

Tuchel who was in charge of PSG at the time, will now face the iconic forward, and has hailed the quality of the Uruguay international.

Tuchel told the press: “It was a possibility. We heard the rumours he was about to leave Barcelona, and who cannot be interested in signing one of the best strikers in world football history and the present?’ Tuchel said ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Atletico in Bucharest.

“We tried our luck, we did not make it. He decided to stay in Spain, move to Atletico, and has proven his quality.

“He is a natural striker, a born striker, and has the certain mentality that only strikers have.

“This mentality is to show his will, intensity and anger to score, score and score. He is never satisfied.

“So what a mentality, what a player. I’m not involved in his history with Chelsea and to me it’s never good to look too far in the past. We only look forward.

“We play him tomorrow with Atletico and we know about his qualities. We are aware of them and will try to stop him from scoring.”

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