Luis Xavier Suarez was presented to the press together with the new reinforcements of the Olympic Marseille for the next season. The Colombian referred to the new challenge in France and the internal rivalry for the starting line-up, as well as the ability to play in other areas of the attack.
The 24-year-old samarium already played his first match with the French team as a starter against AC Milanalthough it did not have a good presentation and was replaced by the polcao Arkadyuz Milikone of the main teammates with whom he will have to compete for the position of center forward.
“Within the locker room in each position there is a healthy and good competition to continue improving on a day-to-day basis so as not to give up, even if you are a starter and if you are not, work twice as hard. It is not a problem for me to have many colleagues at the topon the contrary, it motivates me more to work to earn a place in the starting eleven”, he said in this regard, taking into account that players like Cedric Bakambu, Salim Ben Seghir, Konrad De la Fuente, Ahamadou Dieng, and there is even talk of the arrival of Alexis Sánchez, will be his rivals for the position.
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However, he highlighted its ability to play in other attacking positions: “There are circumstances of the match that are handled by the coach, if I play alone I have the responsibility of carrying all the weight of the attack, being a more complete striker, a reference for catching balls so that the team comes out, but I also have the fortune to play either with another partner or in any of the cases throw me to a band, I have no problem, I have a good physique, I associate well and I can play in any phase of the game.
Meanwhile, he referred to what this next challenge in his career will be: “As a professional player one must be prepared for all kinds of challenges and reaching OM is a great challenge for me, It’s a step forward in my career the other day I was enjoying the warm-up, going out to the stadium with more than 60 thousand people, these challenges motivate”.
Suárez could have his official debut next weekend at the start of the French League against Rheims. It is worth mentioning that the club will have European competition, after it qualified for the Champions League occupying second place in the table.