Luis Suarez has stated he didn’t believe he’ll have replaced Messi at the head of Barcelona’s attack.
Suarez has enjoyed a beautiful season with the Catalan club since joining from Liverpool.
The former Liverpool man scored 40 goals in 35 matches to win the pichichi award. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi has moved back out to a role on the left side of attack to get the best out of Suarez, much to the Uruguayan’s shock.
“I never imagined playing in this position because Leo was playing as the No.9, and I thought, ‘where are they going to play me?’,” he told BeIN Sport.
“We get along very well, both on and off the park.
“Sometimes it is hard to understand, because a striker is always angry when they’re not the main star, but here it does not happen like that.
“There is nothing false or acted. It is a true friendship, where there is zero jealousy and where we get along well.
“We advise each other and we are glad when things go well for each other.
“For me, I tell my children I played with the best player in history and that is a privilege.”