'The best goal of my career': Watch the brilliant backheel Luis Suarez says is his BEST EVER strike (VIDEO)
The Uruguayan marksman finished off a typically fluid Barcelona attack just before halftime as he executed a sublime lobbed backheel finish into the far corner of the net.Also on rt.com Golden balls on display! Lionel Messi to parade record SIXTH Ballon d'Or before Barcelona's game with Mallorca
"It’s the best goal of my career," Suarez stated after the final whistle.
"I knew that it was a tight angle and the last option I had was to hit it with my heel. I was looking to bounce it because I had very little chance against the goalkeeper.
"[Head coach Ernesto] Valverde tells me that sometimes I miss the easiest ones and score the most difficult ones."
Luis Suárez' backheel Golazo against Mallorca, captured from the stands.Pure footballing magic! 🎩pic.twitter.com/2pwIWobmyg— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) December 8, 2019
Suarez's stunning goal upstaged a hat-trick by Lionel Messi, who showed off his sixth Ballon d'Or trophy to the Camp Nou faithful prior to kick-off, while former Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann grabbed the opener.
"This shows the confidence we’re gaining as the matches go by," Suarez added. "We’ve been looking for our team-mates more and it was a great match today."
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