Simeone claims the Uruguayan striker might be eligible to play in Atletico’s crucial Champions League match against Bayern Munich
Having tested positive for the virus after returning from international duty with Uruguay,
has returned positive tests for two successive full weeks, a longer time than initially anticipated.
boss has reacted to the possibility of Suarez’s participation in his pre-match conference:
“This virus is strange. If tomorrow he tests negative, he could be fit. He wants to help the team.”
“He feels good, he wants to be with the team. The most important thing is that he is healthy. That he returns to normal, giving negative results. If he does not play tomorrow, he will play on Saturday.”
Former Barcelona striker who joined Atletico in a free transfer this summer was in for during Atletico’s early stages of the campaign, scoring five goals in his opening six La Liga appearances.
Suarez has already missed three matches due to Covid's diagnosis,
, as well as his side’s Champions League draw against
. The Russian side is currently placed third in the Champions League group A, placing below Atletico for only two points.