One of the reasons for why Luis Suarez is one of the greatest strikers of this generation
Luis Suarez is cooking in Brazil and he has already shown his masterclass at Gremio. He scored a hattrick for the club in his debut game against Sao Luiz to help them win the Recopa Gaucha Super Cup on Tuesday.
Suarez joined Gremio on a free transfer after leaving Uruguayan club Nacional. He scored three goals within just 37 minutes as they beat Sao Luiz 4-1 in the curtain-raiser for the new season.
The last time Suarez scored a first-half hattrick was back in December 2013 when he scored three goals for Liverpool against Norwich in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old has now scored hattricks for these clubs in his career:
- Barcelona – 12
- Ajax – 9
- Liverpool – 6
- Gremio – 1
Luis has also scored two hattricks for his national team Uruguay. He must have lived that moment knowing that he won his team a trophy in his debut game for them.
“I think so [biggest debut], the last time I scored in my debut was with Atletico [Madrid],” Suarez told Sportv.
Suarez left the pitch in the 59th minute of the game after giving the fans a tase of ‘lead’.
“It couldn’t have been better his debut. The fans believe in him, so are we,” Gremio coach Renato said about Suarez. “He showed what he came for. He quickly made it into the group because he’s a very humble person. He doesn’t want the highlights or perks, he just want to be like everyone else.”
As he said, Suarez scored a goal in his debut for Atletico Madrid. He then left the Spanish capital and joined his country’s side Nacional where he played for one season.
Gremio will play in Brazil’s Serie A this season after earning promotion last year.