Mario Suarez reveals Simeone friction and his father's disappointment with Sporting goals
Mario Suarez reveals his friction with Diego Simeone and his father's disappointment with his two goals against Sporting on the weekend.
The 29-year-old, on loan at Valencia from Watford, revealed that lack of game time meant he wished to leave El Calderon and was prevented from doing so, although he did play a significant part in the club's title triumph in 2014.
"There were a few things about El Cholo which I didn't like, but then I'm sure there were things he didn't like about me,” explained Suarez on Cadena Cope.
“I have always said that he is the best coach I have ever had; I learned a lot from him and all of my memories are good ones. When I signed for Valencia Simeone sent me a message to congratulate me and so everything's fine.
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (C) and Valencia's Mario Suarez in action.Reuters
"The point came when I decided I wanted to leave but they wouldn't let me. When I was getting regular games I got called up by Spain and I that was something which I obviously wanted to give some continuity to - the kind of continuity I was getting at Atleti; but Simeone wouldn't let me go.
“I could have joined Inter, but El Cholo wouldn't let me, he played me in the next game and after that I went a while without getting a game. Now I am getting regular run-outs at Valencia to have a chance of showing the player I am.”
Suarez netted two goals against Sporting Gijon on Sunday, but revealed that his father, who is a Sporting fan, was not impressed.
"For f**k's sake, you have never scored two goals in one game in your life and you do it today..."