Luis Suarez almost missed the flight from Barcelona to London after leaving his passport at home.
The European champions are in London for their round of 16, first leg Champions League clash with Arsenal, and Suarez almost didn’t make the trip as he forget his travel document at home.
However, the situation was salvaged as a member of Barcelona’s staff was sent to the player’s home to retrieve the passport and he eventually boarded the plane with his teammates.
The striker has been in breathtaking form this season, scoring 41 goals in all competitions as Barca have progressed to the final of the Cope del Rey, and also lead the La Liga table.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had tried to sign the Uruguayan in 2013, but failed with their bid as Liverpool refused to sell. He trained with his teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.
The Gunners’ bid of £40million plus £1 for the 29-year-old ended in failure, but Wenger remains a fan of Suarez and the qualities he brings to a team.
“I have seen that [Cristiano] Ronaldo said Messi gave the ball to Suarez because he wanted him to be the best goalscorer,’ Wenger said.
“When you see someone like Messi who could score his 300th goal give the ball to Suarez, which means there’s really something in there.”
“Asked what exactly, he added: ‘Camaraderie. I believe Suarez gives that to a team.
“He did it at Liverpool. He did it for Uruguay playing with [Edinson] Cavani and [Diego] Forlan. They played together and it worked. Suarez is the kind of guy who manages to create that spirit in teams.”