Saturday May 25 2019
Oscar Tabarez 'confident' Luis Suarez will be fit to Copa America duty

Uruguay national team manager is confident that Luis Suarez will be fit in time for the Copa America this summer.

Suarez underwent minor surgery on a knee problem, at the start of May, and the FC Barcelona striker states following the procedure that he was confident of making the tournament in Brazil.

The former Liverpool striker agreed to sacrifice himself for FC Barcleona's final three games of the 2018-19 season, including the Copa del Rey final against Valencia CF, but Tabarez is confident.

"I think he will be fit in time.

Sunday February 22 2015
Tabarez: Suarez adapting quickly

Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez believes Luis Suarez has made rapid progress as he adjusts to the style of football at Barcelona.

Suarez moved to Camp Nou from Liverpool after the World Cup last year and Tabarez has told reporters he fully expected the forward to need time to settle in.

“I knew Luis would need time to adapt because [with Uruguay] he is given greater freedom of space,” Tabarez said.

“We favour a game where he is one-on-one and if he loses the ball, it doesn’t affect the team or him.

Football Italia website