Varela: "It would be a dream to play with Luis Suárez at Barcelona"

The Uruguayan defender was honest when quizzed about reports linking him with a move to the Camp Nou this summer

Varela (derecha), junto a Suárez en el último entrenamiento de la Celeste
Varela (derecha), junto a Suárez en el último entrenamiento de la Celeste | EFE

Uruguay defender, Guillermo Varela, has said that it would of course be a dream for him to play alongside Luis Suarez at Barcelona.

The defender was questioned after various reports in the media suggested that Suarez had recommended his compatriot to the relevant people at the Camp Nou.

"I've read the reports but I haven't, nor would I, ask Luis about them. No one has confirmed them to me. Obviously yes, it would be a dream to play for Barcelona and more alongside Suarez, it would be really nice. But I don't want to think about that, I only want to think about Uruguay."

Varela was also asked by EFE how Luis Suarez was after the criticism he faced for missing so many big chances against Egypt.

"I see him with the same desire and enthusiasm. He couldn't convert them the other day. Luis is fine. He's a great player and he's always shown that at Barcelona."

He also spoke about the orders he received from Oscar Tabarez, who has told him to defend well first and then get up and help out the attack, but only if he has the time to.

When asked about his debut at the World Cup he said it was a dream of his since he was a child. "Once you are here, you can't believe it. Later, the important objective is to win."

"I thought it was a good game, personally speaking. Yes, there were one or two errors, but we're capable of adding a more cutting edge in attack. The night before (the match) I felt horrible. It was my first match at the World Cup. At the beginning I was a little tense, I felt anxious before the game. Then you start to let it go," finalised Varela.

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