PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor has given Luis Suarez his support in the strikers bid to win the PFA Player of the year award, believing that the Uruguayan’s footballing performances this season easily justify his place as one of the forerunners for the accolade.
Suarez was recently named as one of the nominees for the prize, alongside some of the Premier League’s other top performers this season including Mata, Bale and Van Persie.
However, despite having outscored all of them so far this season, he is not the favourite for the award due to past controversies.
Gordon Taylor though believes that despite past incidents Luis Suarez is deserving of the award because of his incredible footballing ability which has been fully on show this season.
“It would be naive to think controversy won’t continue to travel with Suarez, but his football has maintained his place.” said Taylor.
“Sometimes it is in their very nature. Sometimes the very intensity that causes a problem also makes sure they win.”
“It is very difficult at times. Players are expected to be top role models and set the finest example.”
“I don’t underestimate the need for them to do all they can to be seen as a good example, but they are also human beings.”
“It is not always possible to put old heads on relatively young shoulders.”
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