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Lionel Messi And Neymar Would Have Been Favorites, Says Suarez

Luis Suarez, who was named as the player of the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup after scoring five goals in semi finals and final. The player was awarded with Golden ball for scoring most goals in the tournament. But the Uruguayan said he won this award only because his team mates were absent otherwise Lionel Messi and Neymar were favorites to win this award.

Lionel Messi with Luis Suarez

Lionel Messi And Neymar Would Have Been Favorites, Says Suarez

Luis Suarez was the hat-trick scorer during semi final of 2015 FIFA Club World Cup in which they defeated Chinese team Guangzhou Evergrande. Barcelona lifted the FIFA Club World Cup for the third time more than any other football club in the world.

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After receiving the award, Suarez told to reporters that “I think it had a lot to do with the fact that Messi and Neymar did not play in the first game! They are both match winners and it is great to have them by my side, to know that they are there.”

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“This award is not just for me, it is for the whole team. I am looking on it as recognition for all the hard work the team has put in to get this far, for all the sacrifice they have made.”

“I am very happy to have helped out with my goals, but the most important thing is to come away with the trophy. That is what makes me happy. It is nice to play in these tournaments.”

“The Intercontinental Cup is now the Club World Cup and it is something that has excited me since I was a boy, when I used to wake up at six in the morning to watch these games. It is one of the dreams I had yet to fulfill.”

Barcelona are enjoying the first place of La Liga 2015–16 with one game spare. The club also advances to round of 16 of Champions League and will play against Arsenal in pre quarter finals. Their next match is against Real Betis that will be played on 30th December 2015.

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