La Liga highest goal scorer for the just concluded 2015/2016 season said the Argentine legend inspired his move to Liverpool in the English Premier League from Dutch club Ajax in 2011.
Luis Suarez who spoke to ESPN said he never believed his career would turn out this way.
The 29-year old Uruguay international said: “When I was playing at Ajax, it was Carlitos Tevez who inspired me to try to play in the Premier League.
“I would watch him and I would think, ‘If Carlitos can do that, why can’t I? He is tiny against all those defenders. I loved how he always tried – one time I even got my brother to use a sky vegas promo code to bet on him scoring against Liverpol!”
The current Barcelona centre forward played three and a half seasons for Liverpool amid highs and lows before Barcelona gambled £75 million to take him to Catalonia after his infamous bite of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup. The move has paid dividends for the Catalan club.
“What surprised me was that since I arrived everything went so well and we got so accustomed to winning,” Suarez said of the season up until April. “I wondered what might happen if we started to lose but now I see that the group remained strong and united. We sent messages to each other to remind ourselves to believe in each other and that helped us keep our spirits up.”
He added: “Winning now depends upon us and we are aware that we are one match away from winning the league, which was our main goal from the beginning of the season. I think at the start f the season Stan James had us at 50/1 to finish top, so we exceeded expectations wildly.
“The great thing about football is that until you actually win you can’t celebrate and anything can happen. In February people said, well, now you have La Liga wrapped up and you can go after the Champions League. But then we had that dip in form and that’s football. We didn’t win and then we knew our nice lead was lost and now it is on us to recover.”