Team GB star Craig Bellamy is looking forward to squaring off against Luis Suarez and Uruguay in tonight’s highly anticipated Olympics meeting between the two nations but more importantly, the Welshman feels fortunate that both players are teammates at club level.
Bellamy, who is one of Team GB’s three overage stars, would only need to help his side earn a draw for progression to the quarterfinals but knowing Suarez very well, the 33-year old knows the task won’t be easy.
“Luis is such a good player. The one thing about him is he can create something out of nothing. You may think he is going down a dead end and there is no way he can come out of it but he will chop it past someone or put it through someone’s legs and that makes him so dangerous,” Bellamy explained in an interview at LiverpoolFC.tv.
The forward added: “He is a wholehearted player, he will chase balls down and run and I have been fortunate to train with him day in, day out, but also even more fortunate to play with the boy as well. He is a special talent.”
The 25-year old Suarez has scored 21 goals and provided 10 assists in 52 appearances across all competitions in his Liverpool career thus far while Bellamy, who is in his second stint as a Reds player, has scored 18 times in 74 appearances across all competitions.